Ontario Basketball is honoured to be included as one of over 1,200 sport and recreation organizations across Canada selected to receive funding from Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund for 2021.
The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund was launched in September 2020 in response to the significant impact COVID-19 has had on community sports and recreation. The program aims to ensure continued opportunities for kids across the country to play by supporting sport organizations at all levels. Canadian Tire Corporation has committed an additional $12 million to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund in 2021 to help build back communities through sport and play.
Ontario Basketball will use the funds towards Smartsheet licensing upgrades and training. Ontario Basketball uses the Smartsheet platform for items such as: insurance certificate requests, waivers collection, application forms, budgeting and finance, and much more. This funding from Jumpstart will ensure smooth administrative processes and seamless integration of forms and requests for our members for the upcoming basketball season. It will also aid OBA staff working virtually to continue to best serve our members and stakeholders online and contactless.
Ontario Basketball & its member clubs who’ve received funding through the Sport Relief Fund are extremely grateful for the support of Canadian Tire – Jumpstart Charities in a challenging time for youth sports.