It is our goal as the WMBA to offer community baseball to all members of our community including those that may be in financial need and are unable to pay for their registration fees. We make every effort to ensure everyone has a chance to play. Fortunately, there are programs for families requiring assistance.
1. Canadian Tire Jump Start Program
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a nationally registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and into the game. Whether it’s the chance to try a sport for the very first time or to continue with a favourite physical activity, Jumpstart makes it possible for all kids to participate. We see it as equipping kids for life because quality physical activity in kids does more than improve health and well-being. It helps build confidence, leadership, productivity and creativity. The program is availabel for kids between the ages of 4 to 18 by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation for sports and physical activity programming.
National in scope but local in focus, Canadian Tire JumpStart delivers support to children through a Canadian-wide network of local chapters, made up of a variety of community leaders committed to helping kids get active, such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters Canada, YMCA, and Parks and Recreation and Flamborough Information and Community Services ( FICS)
These community partners are joined by Canadian Tire Associate Dealers and Petroleum Agents, and together the chapters identify children in financial need who would benefit from the program.
For more information on the Jump Start program or wondering if you would be eligible for funding please contact Flamborough Information and Community at 905-689-7880 and we will facilitate this process.
Go to Flamborough Information and Community Services (www.infoflam.on.ca) for more information.
2. Rotary Club Assistance
Rotary Financial Assistance Application Form
Each year the Rotary Club of Waterdown offers those in need of financial assistance to ensure their child can play baseball can make application through the WMBA for various forms of assistance. Please complete the primarily "free form" application describing your needs. The application will be held in confidence by select WMBA Executive members. We will review your request with The Rotary Club and will advise of assistance available.
3. Jays Care Foundation
To ensure Canadian kids have the opportunity to play, Jays Care and KidSport will provide children & youth the opportunity to participate in baseball programs across the country. Successful applicants will receive differing levels of funds depending on location. Funds will be submitted directly to successful applicants' local baseball associations. Read below and see how easy it is to get in the game.
For more information on the application process, please go to Jays Care Foundation.
KidSport is a grass roots Canadian non-profit organization that provides support to under-resourced children and youth 18 years of age and under by removing financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
For more information on the application process, please go to KidSport Ontario.