Fundraiser gets kids in play

fifth annual Jumpstart Day in Vernon takes place Saturday, May 25, at Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire is getting a jump on getting kids playing.

The fifth annual Jumpstart Day in Vernon takes place Saturday, May 25, at Canadian Tire (4510-27th Street).

The day-long fundraising event is the celebration of Jumpstart’s Together We Can Help All Kids Play campaign which, through the month of May, encourages customers to donate $2 in exchange for a red ball, a national symbol for child’s play.

On Jumpstart Day, most Canadian Tire stores across the country will celebrate and raise additional funds for Jumpstart with special events and activities for customers.

At Canadian Tire Vernon, customers will be asked for a donation to participate in fun activities. All money raised will be donated to Jumpstart, and stay within the local community.

To date, 1,233 children in Vernon have been able to participate in sports and recreation because of Jumpstart.

Canadian Tire invites the Vernon community to get involved and make a difference in the lives of local kids.