Big Brothers Big Sisters Fort St. John opening Jumpstart funding

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John and Area have announced that they are partnering with Canadian Tire Jumpstart to offer local area kids the chance to play sports.

Launched 11 years ago, the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program has allowed children from families who don’t have the financial means to participate in organised sports. Big Brothers Big Sisters have teamed up with the program to allow area parents and guardians to apply for the Jumpstart funding. There is also an online application form that can be filled out at this link: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do/want-to-apply.

The funding is available for those that:

  • Have a child between the ages of 4 and 18.
  • Want to be involved in a sport or physical activity that involves at least 5 sessions.
  • Are in a demographic which would be considered in financial need.

For more information, contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St. John at (250) 787-9674.