(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.