*SOURCES:VISION CRITICAL, MAY 2011; THE STATE OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REPORT, SKLAR WILTON + ASSOCIATES, 2012; AND STATISTICS CANADA GENERAL SOCIAL SURVEY, 1992 AND 2005
Our sport grants have been leveling the playing field financially for low income Brantford and County of Brant families for over ten years. We assist parents and caregivers who may have limited financial freedom to provide opportunities for their children to experience an active lifestyle in an organized sport. Participating in sport has many recorded and documented values for children and youth but also to families and to the community.Find out more about AASF
It is with deepest regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Inaugural Henrique/Montour Golf Classic due to take place July 7, 2020.
We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the sponsors, golfers and special guests who were due to attend the event, but also to the community at large. This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We need to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and take into account the restrictions on social gatherings and unnecessary travel. We are also comforted knowing our special guests, participants and our community are not being put in harm's way with the novel Coronavirus, for that would be a burden we could not bear. The well-being of our community takes precedence over our event.
“We were extremely excited to host our first Charity golf classic this summer to raise funds for the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund but, unfortunately, due to the circumstances, this year’s tournament will be cancelled. We want to extend a thank you to everyone at the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund and the golf committee who have worked tremendously hard in organizing this tournament. Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers who had committed for this year. We are looking forward to next summer when we can re-launch the 1st Annual Henrique / Montour Golf Classic and make it an amazing event! Thank you and Stay Safe! - Brandon Montour, Buffalo Sabres and Adam Henrique, Anaheim Ducks
We want to do a special shout-out to our event sponsors. It's these individuals and companies that have gone above and beyond to support this tournament and raise funds for the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund. They are walking the walk of supporting the youth in Brantford and Brant County. They are true LEADERS and need to be recognized for their generosity and support to our charity to ensure there will always be Sports For ALL Kids!
“We were extremely excited to host our first Charity golf classic this summer to raise funds for the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund but, unfortunately, due to the circumstances, this year’s tournament will be cancelled. We want to extend a thank you to everyone at the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund and the golf committee who have worked tremendously hard in organizing this tournament. Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers who had committed for this year. We are looking forward to next summer when we can re-launch the 1st Annual Henrique / Montour Golf Classic and make it an amazing event! Thank you and Stay Safe!
- Brandon Montour, Buffalo Sabres and Adam Henrique, Anaheim Ducks
"Sports has shaped me into the person I am today. Without them I would be lost. To deprive children of discovering themselves through sport due to money is appalling." ...more
"As an elite athlete and mother of three, sport has incredible meaning to our family. I am blessed that it was a significant part of my life as a child and am very pleased that the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund can assist children in my community to have the right to access sport." (Photograph provided by Tae Photography) ...more
International Marathoner and Distance Running Coach
"When I was a youth growing up in the 1960’s, my parents never had the money or resources to introduce me to or enroll me in any form of organized sports and there wasn’t any organization that provided the support like the Arnold Anderson Sports Fund does. It wasn’t until reaching high school that I was fortunate to have mentors who encouraged, inspired, believed in and supported me to become involved in sports. Sports quickly became one of the most significant influential factors in my life that taught me discipline, respect, team work and health benefits. Sports also gave me self confidence, helped groom my social skills and inspired me to become involved in our community. It is fitting that this fund’s namesake is Arnold Anderson as he played a huge role in helping shape my personal and professional life. The AASF provides a catalyst for our youth who do not have the means to participate in sports and benefit from all of these attributes and life skills." ...more
Brantford Chief Fire Prevention Officer "Ever since I can remember, sport has played a very large part of my life. Whether it was soccer and football as a child, or rugby in my teens and into adulthood; sport always provided me with a sense of purpose and a feeling of belonging to something bigger than myself. The experiences and the friendships that I developed being part of various teams are some of my most cherished. I am very happy that the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund is removing the financial barriers for hundreds of Brantford children so that they have the opportunity to experience the same." ...more
Professional Rugby Athlete
"A price tag shouldn’t keep a child on the sidelines, you can’t put a price tag on the benefits that a child receives from sports" ...more
Photographer / Owner, Wilson Sports Photography
"AASF believes in the children in our community and supports them in making their sports dreams a reality." ...more
"It's a great foundation. They do great things in the community. I support and back everything they do."