Local sports program includes everyone

Amy Bao
By Amy Bao October 20, 2017 13:43


By Amy Bao


Sport 4 All is one of the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative programs which contains four neighbourhood renewal organizations working in urban areas across Windsor. It aims to create barrier-free opportunities for sports and physical activities to citizens.

“It’s really important, especially for children, to have an opportunity to do sports,” said Jahn Thompson, director of Sports 4 All.

Thompson believes there are some barriers for sports, especially for children. For cost, safety and other reasons, trouble exists in young students. Thompson said sports are a very important way for people to stay healthy.

There is an after-school program that specifically focuses on students. They hold cost-free activities every Thursday for children in downtown Windsor.

It is also a chance to communicate with others.

“Students come here also can speak to each other and make them familiar with English,” said Thompson.

The Sport 4 All program is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The four neighbourhood programs involved in Sport 4 All are West End Neighbourhood Renewal, Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative, The Initiative: Glengarry to Marentette and Ford City Neighbourhood Renewal.

Amy Bao
By Amy Bao October 20, 2017 13:43

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