Jumpstart: Giving all kids the opportunity to play

Jumpstart: Giving all kids the opportunity to play
Lincoln Hamilton, 2, practised his shooting at the Haldimand Rivercats’ booth.
Boy with hockey stick
Tayten Williams (or when you ask him, he’ll tell you his name is Mitch Marner), 3, practised his shooting at Caledonia Thunder’s booth.

By Jillian Zynomirski

The Haldimand Press

CALEDONIA—Jumpstart Day, hosted by Caledonia’s Canadian Tire and Mark’s, was held on June 2, 2019 to educate the community on the program and to give back. In total $707 was raised in donations.

Jumpstart gives families with kids in financial need the same opportunity to participate in organized sports as their neighbours, classmates, and friends. In Haldimand, there are approximately 875 families with a household income below $30,000, which means there are more than 1,100 kids in financial need.

“Today is all about getting the community educated so that they know these funds are here,” said Angela McBride, Mark’s Manager. “Getting involved in sports teaches kids skills for the future, builds confidence, and builds friendships.”

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