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Fundraising endeavour nets new mats for Judo program

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 24, 2013 - 11:58 AM |
Thanks to a joint effort between The Human League Association of Sudbury, Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Foundation, Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, and some very committed YMCA families, more than $4,000 of Judo equipment was delivered to Sudbury’s YMCA to allow more youth to participate in their Judo Program. Supplied photo.

Thanks to a joint effort between The Human League Association of Sudbury, Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Foundation, Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, and some very committed YMCA families, more than $4,000 of Judo equipment was delivered to Sudbury’s YMCA to allow more youth to participate in their Judo Program. Supplied photo.

Thanks to a joint effort between The Human League Association of Sudbury, Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Foundation, Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, and some very committed YMCA families, more than $4,000 of Judo equipment was delivered to Sudbury’s YMCA to allow more youth to participate in their Judo Program.

With more than 120 participants, the program has grown to become the YMCA’s largest volunteer run activity, but 50 children still remained on a waiting list. They needed more safe exercise space: more Judo mats.

The endeavour started six months ago with a fundraising barbecue on Jump Start Day at the Sudbury South End Canadian Tire, where Judo families raised $1,400 in funds that were matched by the Jump Start Foundation.

Then, with some wheeling, dealing and perseverance, the Human League Association facilitated the purchase of 26 martial arts mats while Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School built a trolley to handle their 1,300 lbs.

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