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Because all children have the right to participate in Sports!

Sports for all kids!

 
 

ONE IN THREE CANADIAN FAMILIES CANNOT AFFORD TO ENROLL THEIR CHILDREN IN SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES*

*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

AASF has helped over 1 Children participate in sport!

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What We Do:

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.

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What We Believe:

  • Participation in sport, and fundamental relationships with others, are key contributors to enhancing the quality of life for young people.
  • Educating children and their families of the life potential benefit of organized sport to enhance the the health of the children and their caregivers.
  • Sport builds self-esteem and positive self-image, allowing youth to confidently avoid negative activities and contribute positively to the community.
  • Sport builds social skills, stimulates participation in community life, and produces leaders who serve their communities in many ways.

Did you know:
AASF covers both municipality programs (swim lessons) as well as community associated programs (hockey, soccer, baseball).
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Your Donations, Their Dreams...

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Our Friends
  • Centennial Elementary Partners with AASF Once Again!

    The Gifted Learners Program at Centennial Elementary School recently completed their year-long entrepreneurial program. Throughout the length of their program, students created and implemented a business plan to help raise funds for a charity of choice. The program once again decided to raise money for the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund and ended up raising $220 by selling popcorn throughout the school! What an amazing result! We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the students and staff at Centennial Elementary School who participated in the program. ...more

  • Brant Skating Club Raises $552.40 for AASF

    On April 14, 2018, the Brantford Skating Club presented their final show performance, the 67th edition of Flashing Blades! Alongside the skater's wonderful performances, the Brant Skating Club decided to partner with the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund for their event and were able to raise $552.40 worth of donations! We are honoured that both organizations could come together and help give kids the opportunity to play sports! Hopefully one day our efforts will eliminate the barriers completely and there will be "sports for ALL kids."     ...more

  • Happy Birthday Myles!

    Myles decided that for his 8th birthday he would like to help out other kids. With a passion for all things hockey he chose to help in the sports world. After realizing  that  some children  may not have the same opportunity he does  to play  on a sports team, he wanted to do something to help.  So this year he has asked for donations to be made to help other kids play sports!  He chose a fantastic organization called Arnold Anderson that does exactly what he wanted to do....help all kids have a chance to play on a team!!! Thank you for helping make his birthday wish come true! The Marr family to donate visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/myles-8th-birthday/ ...more

  • Brooke Newsome

    "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

  • Krista DuChene

    "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

  • Rick Mannen

    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

  • Dwayne S. Armstrong

    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

  • Aaron Carpenter

    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

  • Kara Wilson

    Photographer / Owner, Wilson Sports Photography
    "AASF believes in the children in our community and supports them in making their sports dreams a reality." ...more

  • Bryan Hamm

    Hockey Player
    "It's a great foundation. They do great things in the community. I support and back everything they do."

Contact us
Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Address

99 Chatham St.
Brantford Ont. N3T 2P3

Phone & Email

Phone: 519-759-8404
Fax: 519-759-8405
Email: info@aasportfund.com

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