Media Advisory - Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Helps One Million Kids Get in the Game

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, September 15, Jumpstart will celebrate the incredible achievement of helping one million kids from families in financial need participate in sport and physical activity.  

Jumpstart began 10 years ago and has grown into one of Canada's largest charities.  In 2014 alone, the charity helped 200,000 kids get into the game.

The celebration will take place at the sixth annual Pedal for Kids fundraiser finale – a five-day bike ride in support of Jumpstart that will see over 50 participants cycle from Huntsville to Toronto. Jumpstart Athlete Ambassadors Damian Warner, Benoît Huot, Kaillie Humphries and Rosie MacLennan will join over 200 local children to help commemorate the milestone.

WHAT   

Jumpstart's Millionth Child Helped Celebration



WHEN  

September 15, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.



WHERE  

Coronation Park


711 Lake Shore Blvd West


Toronto, Ontario



WHO  

Landon French, Executive Director, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities




Kaillie Humphries, Jumpstart Ambassador, Olympic Gold Medallist in Bobsleigh




Damian Warner, Jumpstart Ambassador, Pan Am Gold Medallist in Decathlon




Benoît Huot, Jumpstart Ambassador, Paralympic and Parapan Am Gold Medallist in Swimming




Rosie MacLennan, Jumpstart Ambassador, Olympic and Pan Am Gold Medallist in Trampoline

Interviews with Landon French and Jumpstart Ambassadors will be available between 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP to schedule an interview time.

About Canadian Tire Jumpstart:
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to providing kids from low-income families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sports and physical activities. With an extensive, national network of more than 330 local chapters, Jumpstart helps kids in communities across Canada by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation. Supported by the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, which includes Canadian Tire, PartSource, Gas+, Sport Chek, Atmosphere, National Sports, Sports Experts, Mark's and Canadian Tire Financial Services, Jumpstart has enabled more than one million Canadian kids and counting to get in the game since 2005.

Follow Jumpstart on Twitter and Facebook to learn about how the charity is giving kids across Canada a sporting chance.

SOURCE Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

For further information: Leah Gaucher, Communications Manager, leah.gaucher@cantire.com, 647-924-2614

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