Yorkton Council unanimously proclaimed June as Canadian Tire Jump Start Month in the city.
The request for the designation was made at the regular meeting of Yorkton Council.
“The vision and mission of Canadian Tire Jumpstart is simple: A Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams,” said Dale Brock, general manager of the local Canadian Tire in making the request.
Money raised in each Jumpstart Chapters stays within the community and goes directly to help kids between the ages of 4-18 participate in sport and physical activity.
“A kid’s life can be enriched through physical activity, but that doesn’t mean it comes without a cost. And sometimes families need a little help to get their kids involved,” said Brock.
For thousands of Canadian families, Jumpstart is the help they need to get into the game, he added.
“Jumpstart knows that physical activity isn’t just about soccer fields, ice rinks, karate mats and baseball diamonds,” said Brock. “Physical activity is the key to what we fund.”
We ask that the City of Yorkton declare June to be Canadian Jumpstart Month in Yorkton. That means by donating to Jumpstart at your local store, you are helping kids from Your Community.
In 2018, our Yorkton-Melville Chapter in total with the help of the local partners including Big Brothers Big Sisters, City of Yorkton and Boys and Girls Club supported a total of 537 kids in all.
“Research has proven that participation in ports and recreation increases a child’s chances of success in life through a healthier lifestyle, increased self-esteem and confidence, the opportunity to learn important leadership skills, and improved school performance and future education expectations,” said Brock.