I like supporting charities and non profits, especially ones that go above and beyond to support kids and help them become a part of their communities. Giving kids the opportunity to participate in sports teaches them valuable lessons in sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as helping them make friends along the way. It also helps them develop a great sense of self -esteem and the confidence to try new things and puts them on the track to healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their kids in Sports or recreational activities. That is where Canadian Tire Jumpstart comes in.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. Jumpstart helps cover registration fees, equipment and/or transportation costs.
Since the inception in 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has given more than 600,000 kids across Canada the chance to play. Jumpstart is dedicated to removing financial barriers, so children can participate in organized sport and recreation.
This year, from July 13 to July 17th, Canadian Tire Dealers, corporate employees across the enterprise and friends of the corporation will complete a bike ride from Hinton to Calgary Alberta in support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart. Through fundraising efforts of each of the cyclists and local fundraisers, the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Pedal for Kids Cycling Tour is hoping to raise $250,000 to give kids a sporting chance. This year, due to the flooding in Alberta, the Pedal for Kids ride will ALSO be contributing all text donations generated during this event to the communities in the Southern Alberta areas affected by the flooding. Check out the Jumpstart Facebook Page NOW to find out how you can get kids in the game OR how to help the Alberta communityby texting only $5 to your favorite cyclists.
Jumpstart will also be providing LIVE UPDATES from the ride and giving away some amazing Pedal prizes. Head on over to the Jumpstart Facebook page now to follow your favourite rider, and to learn more about the Pedal Giveaways. You can also follow on Twitter and Instagram once the ride begins.
Want to know more about how you can support Pedal For Kids? Click on the link to make a donation.
See the Rider Profile Tab Page on Jumpstart’s Facebook Page to find out how you can also donate to the Alberta Flood Fund
Want to know how you can support Canadian Tire Jumpstart?
- Make a donation.
- Host your own event in support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart.
- Support a fundraising event for Canadian Tire Jumpstart.
- • Visit one of our partners: any Canadian Tire, Gas+, Mark’s, SportChek or Atmosphere stores
- To apply for support for your child to participate call 1 877 616 6600
Join us, Wednesday July 10th from 8-9pm EST for the #JSPedalForKids twitter party, as we chat about CTJumpstart and Pedal for Kids! Lots of great info, fun and prizes!
Twitter Party Prizes:
7 – BBQ Sets
1-$25 Gift Card
1- $50 Gift Card
1- $100 Gift Card
Don’t forget to follow your host @CTJumpstart and your moderators: @Nugglemama @CommoncentsMom @daimanuel @RossanaWyatt @kidsumers
Prizes are available to Canadian Residents Only, but all are welcome to the party. RSVP below to be eligible for prizes and join in the fun!
Follow the party on Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or our custom Twubs here.
RSVP : Make sure to enter your Twitter Handle “@yourTwitterhandle” in the Link/Blog Title field, and Twitter URL “www.twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle” in the url Field*
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