In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.  

Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well.  MABO and the communities it serves have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.  

MABO recently received confirmation that we are amongst over 500 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through the latest round of Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund.  We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations like ours, and ultimately, on kids across the country. 

With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to continue to support the development of officials in Manitoba as we look at recruitment and retention of our officials as basketball continues to grow for youth across the province of Manitoba as we move through these challenging times.

We thank Canadian Tire Jumpstart for their ongoing support of basketball and the officials in Manitoba, which will ensure that sport will return stronger than ever post- pandemic.

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