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TORONTO, Ont. (July 4, 2022) – Canada Basketball and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) announced Monday the three local and regional organizations who will each receive a $10,000 grant to continue making an impact through basketball. 

The announcement was made as part of GLOBL JAM JUMPSTART LEGACY DAY at Regent Park Athletic Grounds. The event marks the official tip-off the inaugural GLOBL JAM, a week-long celebration of basketball in Toronto.

The selected recipients of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities are the National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program (NBYMP), All My Relations and Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation (SPSF).

National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program (NBYMP)

National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program is a non-profit organization that provides youth with strong and valid mentorship from Canadian professional basketball athletes, university athletes, and university / college coaches. The organization also provides professional teachings to youth in the areas of sport psychology, sports nutrition, injury prevention / athletic development, financial literacy, film breakdown (on-court video analysis), academic empowerment, and spiritual development.

“We are extremely excited and beyond grateful for this opportunity with Canada Basketball and Jumpstart. The NBYMP was designed to provide sustainable mentorship services to youth in the form of professional guidance and holistic development. This grant will undoubtedly assist us to accomplish those goals.” – Kevin Wilson, Founder, National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program

All My Relations

Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, All My Relations provides an encouraging space for Indigenous women to get involved in their community. Made up of over 30 Indigenous women from various nations and backgrounds ranging in age from 17 to 40 years, All My Relations provides quality care and support networks that promote and sustain a vibrant and healthy lifestyle, while also preserving their rich cultural heritage, and strengthening the bonds of people through ongoing advocacy.

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation (SPSF)

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation is an independent charity working in partnership with Saskatoon Public Schools to support students, schools, and teachers with a focus on literacy, wellness, and innovation while recognizing the vital role that public education plays in our society. SPSF runs several programs to encourage physical activity, including distributing 750 Cheers Crates, a package with activity and nutrition support for those students who need a little extra support over the summer break.

“Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation’s (SPSF) Early Learning Equal Start campaign strives to ensure all students are able to read Grade 3 by Grade 3. This generous donation from Canada Basketball and Jumpstart will help us to ensure that physical well-being forms part of our early learner literacy programs. Physical activity and sport are important factors in ensuring kids are able to learn at their best and the generosity of partners like Jumpstart and Canada Basketball is what makes our programs possible and is greatly appreciated.” – Zeba Ahmad, Executive Director, Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Set to take place in Toronto from July 5-10, GLOBL JAM will shine the international spotlight on the game’s rising stars and feature women’s and men’s teams from around the world competing in an Under-23 tournament live at Mattamy Athletic Centre, broadcast nationally on Sportsnet.

Session passes (2 games) are on sale now via Ticketmaster, starting at $42. Additional ticket information, along with schedule and volunteer opportunities can be found at globljam.ca.

About Canada Basketball:

Canada Basketball is the National Sporting Organization for the sport of Basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball is respected worldwide and is recognized by the International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Government of Canada as the sole governing body of the sport of amateur basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball, a not-for-profit organization, represents all basketball interests, provides leadership, coordination and direction in all areas of the sport of basketball.

About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation. With an extensive, national network of more than 1,000 grantees and 289 local chapters, Jumpstart helps eligible families cover the costs of registration, transportation, and equipment, and provides funding to selected organizations for recreational infrastructure and programming. Supported by Canadian Tire Corporation, Jumpstart has provided more than 2.7 million opportunities for Canadian kids to get in the game since 2005. For more information, visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.

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