Funding Leads to More Downtown Sports

John Thompson, seen on 19 August 2017, works with the athletic program known as Sport 4 All. The Trillium Grant-funded program is designed to remove participation barriers to activity and fitness.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

John Thompson, seen on 19 August 2017, works with the athletic program known as Sport 4 All. The Trillium Grant-funded program is designed to remove participation barriers to activity and fitness.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

(WINDSOR, ON) – After being awarded a Trillium Grant, the two month old Sport 4 All is getting people active in four city neighbourhoods. The organization’s name is a bit of a play on words.

Sport 4 All has a goal of helping residents of all ages in four neighbourhoods with a secondary objective of helping with the urban renewal process. It will do this by creating barrier-free sports and physical fitness programs for residents in Ford City, Glengarry, the downtown core, and in Sandwich.

John Thompson, co-ordinator of the initiative, told The Square that the insertion of these organized programs into the designated communities will go a long way in helping residents achieve active lifestyles.

Some of the barriers preventing participation include cost, skill level, transportation, and health issues. No fees are charged to those who get involved and when equipment is needed it is supplied. Bus transportation is also available.

Initial team sports include adult floor hockey and outdoor volleyball, at the former Water World, and Wiffle ball at downtown’s Bruce Park.

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Robert Tuomi
Robert Tuomi
After initially succeeding as a broadcast journalist and achieving senior level assignments, Robert branched out into marketing communications. As a senior executive, primarily in the high-tech industry, Robert created award-winning and comprehensive, multi-faceted initiatives to enhance sales and expand market awareness for some of the largest companies in their fields.Email Robert Tuomi
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