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Because all children have the right to access sport!

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 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
Meet the AASF Board

What We Believe:

  • Participation in sport, and the inherent relationships with others, are key contributors to the enhancement of the “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).

Your Donations, Their Dreams...

Thank You to our Contributors


Our Friends
  • 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

Contact us
Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Please call for appointment.

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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