A day for play at Canadian Tire

Help kids from financially disadvantaged families get involved in sport and recreation on Jumpstart Day.

  • May. 22, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Help kids from financially disadvantaged families get involved in sport and recreation on Jumpstart Day.

On May 26, every Canadian Tire store in Canada will have a day filled with fun activities and draws to help raise money for their local community.

Look for Go Clean waterless car washes, balloon pops for your chance to win prizes, table top games and much more.

Last year, Jumpstart Day helped 30,000 children get off the sidelines and into the game.

According to a 2009 Ipsos Reid survey, one in three Canadian families cannot afford to enrol their children in sport and recreation activities because of financial barriers.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers, so children can participate in organized sport and gain self-confidence.

The growing national network of more than 310 local chapters play a key role in making the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program successful.

Each chapter is volunteer-based and includes representatives from Canadian Tire stores, Canadian Tire dealers and petroleum agents, a variety of non-profit organizations and charities and community leaders.

Collectively, they work with over 1,000 organizations across Canada, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and the YMCA-YWCA to discreetly identify financially disadvantaged children that might benefit from the program.

To find a local chapter, call 1-877-616-6600.

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