Jumpstart program helps Castlegar-area kids get in the game

Day-long fundraising event is the celebration of Jumpstart’s One Million Red Balls campaign.

On May 26, the Fourth Annual Jumpstart Day will take place at the Castlegar Canadian Tire, 2000 Columbia Avenue.  The day-long fundraising event is the celebration of Jumpstart’s One Million Red Balls campaign, which, through the month of May, encourages customers to donate $2 in exchange for a red ball – a national symbol for child’s play.

On Jumpstart Day, most Canadian Tire stores across the country will celebrate and raise additional funds for Jumpstart with special events and activities for customers.

At the Castlegar Canadian Tire, customers will be asked for a donation to participate in the GoClean car wash, balloon pop and table top games. All money raised will be donated to Jumpstart, helping Canadian kids get involved in organized sport.

Donations to Jumpstart help the one in three Canadian families that cannot afford to enrol their children in organized sports and recreation.

All funds raised through the One Million Red Balls campaign and on Jumpstart Day stay within the local community to help local children.

To date 577 children in Castlegar have been able to participate in sports and recreation because of Jumpstart.

Since 2005, Jumpstart has helped 439,383 kids across Canada by removing the financial barriers that prevent children from participating.

Canadian Tire invites the Castlegar community to get involved and make a difference in the lives of local kids.

Jumpstart Day celebrations:  GoClean car wash, balloon pop and table top games

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Canadian Tire – 2000 Columbia Avenue.