In September, 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. Many community organizations have shut their doors due to the financial burden created by COVID-19, including lost revenue and increased program costs. Basketball Manitoba has experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.
Basketball Manitoba 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’ll be able to ensure the delivery of basketball in Manitoba will remain as stable as possible including offering youth programing to all areas of Manitoba including supporting our member associations though these challenging times.
We thank Canadian Tire and JumpStart for their ongoing support of basketball in Manitoba including ensuring that sport will return strong than ever post-pandemic.
More information on Canadian Tire JumpStart can be found at... https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.