Hawkesbury Youth Soccer League - Private, Community and Government Partnership.

Organization Sponsor: Healthy Rhythm Coalition

Organization Partner: Eastern Ontario Health Unit

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Program Description

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

Funding Sources: 

Heart Health Coalition

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The support of government, community and private business.

Impact Of Program: 

150 kids signed up.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from Participants

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Meeting the needs of the community; Strong leadership and partnerships; Support funding from the Heart Health Coalition.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Coordinating the partnership. It required a lot of vounterr support to pull this together.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This project was for 1 year.

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