Jumpstart sport Relief fund
In September 2020, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond.
As you may be aware, many community organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. Like many local organizations, the Lethbridge Amateur Speed Skating Association has experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.
We recently received confirmation that we are amongst 668 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know how positive an impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.
With Jumpstart’s support, we will be able to continue to promote the sport of speed skating in southern Alberta, provide training and development opportunities to our volunteer coaches and officials and to repair and rebuild our equipment so we can continue to provide a safe training environment with affordable rental options to our skater families.