Hawkesbury Youth Soccer League - Private, Community and Government Partnership.
Organization Sponsor: Healthy Rhythm Coalition
Organization Partner: Eastern Ontario Health Unit
There was no soccer league existing in Hawkesbury and kids had to travel to other towns to participate in soccer, which was a deterrent to many families. Representatives from the Town, the Heart Health Coalition, the private sector and parents got together to organize a league. The Heart Health Coalition paid for the training of coaches and referees. The Town provided the maintenance of soccer fields. The private sector provided the soccer balls. Parents volunteered to coach. 1999 was the first season and 150 children took part in the league.
Heart Heath Coalition Community Physical Activity Clubs -- supports programs that promote physical lifestyles in communities * one project encourages physical activities for adults with a mental illness * another project links schools and community organizations to provide physical activities
Heart Health Coalition
The support of government, community and private business.
150 kids signed up.
Feedback from Participants
Meeting the needs of the community; Strong leadership and partnerships; Support funding from the Heart Health Coalition.
Coordinating the partnership. It required a lot of vounterr support to pull this together.
This project was for 1 year.