Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects



Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects

March 07, 2014 10:38 ET

Gymtastics Play-It-Forward Projects Becomes a Canadian Registered Charity and Announces Plans for 2014

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 7, 2014) - Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects ("Play-it-Forward Projects") is pleased to announce that the Canadian Government has granted our organization Charitable Status.

We would like to thank all our supporters who have contributed to the success and growth of our organization. Support from our community has allowed us the opportunity to positively impact young people's lives and the communities they live in.

Play-it-Forward Projects will be kicking off 2014 with a powerful project at Dene Tha' Community School, a First Nations kindergarten through grade 10 school in Chetah, Alberta. We will be working closely with the staff and teachers to implement a sustainable sport and play program. We will also teach this program to the 180 students attending the Community School.

Play-it-Forward Projects will be collaborating with Calgary Interfaith Food Bank to provide a "Day of Play" for children whose families are using the services of the Food Bank. We will open the doors at Gymtastics Gym Club's newly opened north location and provide a fun-filled day for children to participate in sports and physical activity.

For the third consecutive year Play-it-Forward is planning to host an Extreme Team Sports Camp this summer in Calgary, Alberta. This volunteer-run sports camp gives underprivileged children the opportunity to participate in activities promoting fitness and basic gymnastics skills, and gives them an introduction to sport. The activities learned during these fun-filled days can be shared with friends in their own neighbourhoods.

Play-it-Forwards Projects continue to award scholarships to young people participating in our programs. The candidates are chosen based on pre-determined criteria set out by coaches and volunteers. The winners are awarded a fully-funded gymnastics program. This program has been highly successful and continues to grow.

Play-it-Forward Projects is pleased to supply a play parachute and games kit to a local volunteer who will generously donating her time and talents at a school in Bali, Indonesia.

About Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects

Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of children facing barriers that prevent them from participating in active sport. The organizations mission is to create projects teaching unique and specialized sports and active play programs to children in need. Through education and mentorship, our goal is for each project to leave a positive and sustainable impact on the children of their communities.

Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects believes that every child should have the opportunity to grow through sport and play.

Gymtastics Play-it-Forward charity's registration number: 81955 0245 RR0001.

To see more of the great things Gymtastics Play-it-Forward Projects is involved in, you can find us at www.playitforward.ca, or contact us at contact@playitforward.ca.

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