Jumpstart's "Charity Play Finds A Way," movement has awarded the Boys and Girls Club Foothills in Black Diamond with a sizeable accessibility grant.
Marco DI Buono, Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations for Jumpstart, says these initiatives create opportunities for children of all abilities.
"Last September, Canadian Tire Corporation announced a 50- million dollar commitment in support of Jumpstart, that would helps us pave the way for creating a more accessible Canada in terms of play and recreation for kids of all abilities," he said.
DI Buono says they're happy to contribute to providing a positive experience for sports participants and their families.
"It's so important to create an immersive experience for both participants, as well as spectators and their families, so we really do take down the barriers that prevent people from adopting a life-long love of sports. We're happy to provide this funding to the Boys and Girls Club of Foothills , so they can really create that experience in their community," he said.
The club is one of nine recipients of this grant, with funds intended to upgrade facilities, adding accessible washrooms and spectator seating, and parking lot paving.