We are thrilled to announce that our brand new sports program has been successfully launched in the Greater Toronto Area. Good Sport has been in our thoughts for while as we saw the importance of offering a program that would appeal to boys and girls and provide children with opportunities to improve their sporting skills and gain confidence in a supportive and fun environment. We got more serious about the idea of creating the program once a large childcare organization approached us looking for a similar curriculum. The project was spearheaded by Alyxandra Martin who was able to create a fantastic “Good Sport” curriculum for School Age children. Alyxandra’s creation was brought to life last month and the classes are currently running in close to forty locations across the GTA.
Our Good Sport program focuses on sporting skills and team building exercises that will provide social
and physical foundations to play a variety of sports and instill an intrinsic motivation to be physically active. Children develop perceptual and reflex abilities, as well as build strength and coordination while having a great time!
The Corsage Project, working in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation, is a non-profit program in Toronto dedicated to giving the authentic prom experience to young women and men who would not otherwise have the opportunity to celebrate with their peers due to the high cost of formal wear. Through their scholarship program, the Corsage Project also helps local high school graduates achieve their post-secondary goals.
This year two of UGOT Active Kids team members (Veronica Zielinska and Shirlee Hiebert) volunteered with the Corsage Project and supported this wonderful cause.
Veronica Zielinska sharing her experience:
“This has been my second year volunteering with The Corsage Project. I invited Shirlee to join me this year and she was thrilled to be a part of this event. We had an amazing time, helping a girl who would have otherwise not have had the financial means or opportunity to pick a prom dress for that special day, and feel like a princess at The Boutique Ball. It’s a place and time where your background, age, colour, or religion don’t matter as the occasion connects you as two people over something fun and exciting. This was an amazing opportunity to share my own prom experiences with a young girl getting ready for her special day.”