KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process, Kidsort provides grants so young athletes can play a season of baseball and other sports. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 450,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.
The SEEBA Cardinals want to provide the opportunity for families that qualify to take advantage of this program. An application is available for download on our "Handouts" tab to the left of the web page.
For further information about this program, go to www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/edmonton/
JAYS CARE FOUNDATION AND KIDSPORT LAUNCH $100,000 PARTNERSHIP FOR 2015 SEASON
Charitable organizations going to bat for kids across Canada
TORONTO, ON (February 24th, 2015) – Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, is proud to announce the extension of its partnership with KidSport™. Jays Care will once again invest $100,000 this year, which will provide 500 children & youth the opportunity to participate in baseball programs across the country.
“Jays Care is committed to giving children across Canada the chance to learn and grow through the game of baseball. We want this investment to inspire in children a love of sports and to develop healthy behaviours that will serve them throughout their lives.” said Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation. “Our partnership was an overwhelming success in 2014 and we look forward to providing baseball programming for deserving children and youth across the country.”
“We are excited to partner with Jays Care Foundation for a second year,” said Jamie Ferguson, Chair, KidSport. “Last year, we saw even more Canadian children get the opportunity to play baseball thanks to the commitment made by Jays Care Foundation. Our organizations have aligned values and share the same goal – get more children off the sidelines and onto the field to reap the many benefits of sport participation. Together, we are fielding dreams for at least 1,000 children across Canada in just two years of partnership.”
In 2014, Jays Care’s $100,000 contribution provided 500 deserving kids a season of baseball and led to a 25% increase in KidSport baseball grants from 2013 to 2014.
KidSport accepts applications for baseball grants year-round. For information on how to apply, and to find your local chapter, please visit: www.bluejays.com/kidsport
About Jays Care Foundation:
As the charitable arm of Canada’s only MLB team, Jays Care has made a lasting commitment to invest in Canadian children and communities from coast to coast. Since 1992, Jays Care Foundation has created opportunities for children and youth through programs that focus on helping kids get active, engage in the sport of baseball, excel academically and lead healthy lives. Jays Care Foundation has been awarded the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013) and the MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012). For more information on Jays Care Foundation, visit www.bluejays.com/jayscare, like them on Facebook, or follow @JaysCare on Twitter. One Blue Jays Way, Suite 3200 | Toronto, Ontario | M5V 1J1 | Canada WEB: www.bluejays.com/jayscare | EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org | TWITTER: @JaysCare Charitable Registration #89084 7189 RR0001
About KidSport: KidSport helps remove the financial barriers that prevent kids from playing sport, by providing assistance for registration fees and sport equipment to children aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process, the national not-for-profit organization provides grants to children from coast to coast enabling them to play a season of sport. Since its creation in 1993, over 450,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming, supported by 178 community chapters across the country.