TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ -
What: To kick off Jumpstart Days, Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Charities is holding its Annual Recognition Meeting and
Fundraising Event this Friday, May 29th.
The Annual Recognition Meeting recognizes the invaluable
support of community partners, employees and business
partners and celebrates the accomplishments of the Canadian
Tire Jumpstart Charities.
Following the Annual Recognition Meeting, participants are
invited to join more than 1,000 Canadian Tire employees and
community partners at a barbecue and fundraising event in
support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Days. Participants will
have the chance to participate in the Dorel Build-a-Bike
Contest, with all bikes being donated to kids in financial
need, test their skills in the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
sponsored by Wilson, shoot some goals in the Ball Hockey
Challenge and meet 2008 NASCAR Champion Scott Steckly.
Who: Martha Billes, Chairman, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Stephen Wetmore, President and CEO, Canadian Tire
Steve Crisp, Father of Brandon Crisp who passed away in
Barrie last year
Kelly Murumets, President and CEO, ParticipACTION
Scott Steckly, Driver and 2008 Champion, NASCAR Canadian
When: Friday, May 29th
Annual Recognition Meeting 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Barbecue and Fundraising Event 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Canadian Tire Home Office
Canadian Tire Conference Centre
2200 Yonge Street
(Yonge and Eglinton)
Background: During Jumpstart Days on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May
31st, 2009, Canadian Tire is donating $1 to Canadian Tire
Jumpstart(R) for every purchase made. The goal is to raise
enough funds to give up to 20,000 kids in financial need the
chance to play this summer. Canadian Tire Jumpstart(R) is a
community-based charitable program that helps
underprivileged kids across Canada aged 4-18 participate in
organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance,
soccer and swimming. The program covers costs such as
registration fees, transportation and equipment and helps
kids to develop important life skills, self esteem and
confidence. Since 2005, 279 Canadian Tire Jumpstart Chapters
have been formed in communities across the country helping
more than 159,500 needy kids by the program. For more
information, visit www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart.
For further information:
For further information: Lisa Gibson, Canadian Tire, (416) 544-7655,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Sarah Rodgers, Canadian Tire, Tel: (416) 480-3348,