Ryu Senshi Judo Club Receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant

SPRUCE GROVE, AB – In February, the Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) announced an additional $12 million dollar commitment to Jumpstart Charities’ Sport Relief Fund to help build back sport and play in Canada.

Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport Study via Ipsos which revealed that the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well.  The Ryu Senshi Judo Club and the communities it serves have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.

“We recently received confirmation that we are amongst over 500 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with the grant support through the latest round of Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund.  In 2021, Jumpstart’s has already disbursed over $9 million in funding to more than 800 organizations across Canada through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund.  We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.” Teresa Yamada – Ryu Senshi Judo Club Executive Director & Head Instructor.

The Ryu Senshi Judo Club has big plans to put this grant towards club programming, Yamada stated, “With the Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to provide our first summer programs!  With the funds, we were able to purchase additional club equipment that will enhance our programs and enable our instructors to better implement required modified instruction when required for participants that are of different skill and learning levels.  Other equipment purchased, such as wall mats and crash mats will increase the safety of our practice area.”

Please let us know if you have any questions and/or if you are interested in connecting.

We are looking forward to hearing from you,

Ryu Senshi Judo Club

780 691 1352


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