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Helping Canadian Organizations & Youth Return To Play

Across Canada, extended lockdowns and changing COVID-19 regulations continue to keep many sports programs in a holding pattern. Though we still have a long way to go and many uncertainties remain, Second Kicks is hopeful that youth nationwide will be back on the playing field soon. For this reason, in 2021, Second Kicks is committed to supporting Canadian youth sports organizations and ensuring that they are equipped with the proper gear to return to play as soon as it is safe to do so!

This spring, we are excited to announce that Second Kicks has partnered with four fantastic organizations that run exceptional sport and youth development programs from Vancouver to Fredericton. 10+ boxes of soccer balls, uniforms, cleats and training gear were shipped to the following organizations. Please read below for further details about these great organizations and be sure to check them out on social media!

Red Fox Healthy Living Society is an organization based out of Vancouver and their mission is to promote healthy active living among children and youth, and to foster employment and life skills to youth who face barriers. Incredibly, they deliver over 30 unique programs across Vancouver, Surrey, the North Shore, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Delta and Tsawwassen. It has been a pleasure working with Emma and the Red Fox team!

On top of their great youth sports programming, local Toronto organization, Get Active ‘N Play, runs a very cool initiative of transforming existing spaces into multi-purpose painted courts! Not only have they created new spaces for Toronto youth to play but they’ve also adapted to the pandemic and now offer challenge booklets to keep kids eng

aged and active from home. Keep up the great work Mark and team!

Based out of Hamilton, Erosion works to support youth in rural Zimbabwe by offering engaging sport and life skills development programming. Since starting out in 2015, Erosion is already seeking to expand and offer agricultural programming to promote healthy and sustainable living in rural communities throughout Zimbabwe. Thank you Teurai – we look forward to seeing what’s next for you and the Erosion team.

Last but certainly not least, the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, celebrates strength in diversity by enabling the meaningful exchange and full community participation among people of all backgrounds and circumstances. Among the many incredible projects they run, MCAF hosts a variety of sport- and activity-based programs for youth to develop skills, build connections and, most importantly, have fun! Wishing Saa Andrew and his team all the best in 2021!

Please help Second Kicks continue to support other Canadian youth sports return to play by spreading the word!

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