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Playing for Keeps

What is Playing for Keeps?

For children, little things like joining soccer teams or learning to play an instrument are often the highlights of their childhood. What they don’t realize is that activities like these actually help children develop socially by teaching them how to conduct themselves in a group or team environment. It also provides an escape for some children with an unhealthy home situation. The Playing for Keeps Program strives to give high-risk children/youths the opportunities to experience the fun of being a child and not be excluded from the activities their friends are enjoying. Experts agree, when children participate in a recreational activity, they are not only learning a specific ability or talent; they are learning skills that will last them a lifetime… they are Playing for Keeps.

Take a peak at our good friend Alexis as she describes what the Playing for Keeps Program has done for her.

 

 

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Eligibility for Playing for Keeps

Low income families may register for a sport or any activity the child loves; eg. music lessons, art classes, soccer, baseball, karate, swimming lessons, dance, hockey etc.  If your family has a special circumstance, we encourage you to apply; we will review and consider all applications received.

How can families apply?

What people are saying

“Cody LOVES hockey. He eats, sleeps and dreams it. Since he started playing 2 years ago he has come out of his shell. He has always been a shy little man but playing sports and being part of a team has helped him to overcome it. In the past 2 years he has won an award for Most Sportsmanlike Player and Most dedicated. He has learned how to become a team player as a result of his hockey experience as well. …this program is very near and dear to my heart because without it even my own child wouldn’t be able to play. We hold bake sales/book sales and BBQ’s at my place of employment during our campaigns to raise funds and our son….actually our whole family comes out to help with these events. We have tried to teach Cody the importance of giving back and he is more than willing to come out and help me at work with such events because he knows he’s helping not just himself but other children in our community to play sports. He claims one day when he becomes an NHL star lol that he will come to my store to sign autographs lol. He’s a great kid and really appreciates the things this program helps provide him with.”

Playing for Keeps Application Form

Fields marked with a * are required

Section 1: Athlete/Participant

Section 2: Parent/Guardian Information

Monthly Income (Enter $0 if not applicable)

All sections must be completed in order for application to be processed

Monthly Expenses (Enter $0 if not applicable)

All sections must be completed in order for application to be processed

Section 3: Outcome Measurement

Section 4: Camp/Organization

Section 5: Equipment

Or you can download a printable
application form here.
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