Thursday, September 23, 2021

Wallaceburg Lacrosse receives $10,000 ‘Jump Start’ grant

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.

Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association officials say the communities it serves have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.

“WMLA recently received confirmation that we are amongst the over 500 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with a $10,000 grant support through the latest round of Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund,” lacrosse officials said in a media release.

“In 2021, Jumpstart has already disbursed over $9-million in funding to more than 800 organizations across Canada through 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, and ultimately, on kids across the country.”

Wallaceburg Lacrosse officials say with Jumpstart’s support, they’ll be able to install new a timer system for the new lights at the Lacrosse Courts and repair and replace damaged fencing.

“Also, we will be able to purchase new field lacrosse equipment (e.g. nets, creases, sticks, balls, goalie equipment, etc.), so we can begin to offer safe outdoor activities for both box and field lacrosse.”

Wallaceburg Lacrosse officials added: “These funds will allow us to overcome some of the debt (e.g. equipment purchases, administration fees lost, etc.) that we acquired from the 2020 season, due COVID-19.”

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