Over Christmas, the Badlands Community Facility gave businesses and groups the opportunity to decorate Christmas trees in their annual Trail of Trees.
Businesses and groups decorated the trees in the style that they would like and the trees went up for auction for locals to bid and purchase them. The proceeds from the auction went to the Jumpstart program in Drumheller. The auction netted $1,405 dollars to the program.
According to Chad Murray, Dealer of Canadian Tire Drumheller, "Every dollar that we raise here in Drumheller, stays in Drumheller to support the kids in Drumheller who are in need."
The importance of helping kids in Drumheller is not lost with Terri Murray, Office Manager of Canadian Tire Drumheller. "It's really important to us. We really want to give back to the community and really want to make sure that all kids have a chance to play sports and that everybody benefits from the Jumpstart program."
The Jumpstart program has had success across the country. "As of December 2018, we've helped 1.8 million kids across Canada. Just help get in the game and as we've said before, it's a great way for kids within the community to play still within their community because every dollar that's raised here, stays here," reiterated Jeff Bonnor Regional Manager for Canadian Tire.
The hope is these funds will help kids that want to play but may not have the means to do so, be able to play. If you are looking for assistance contact Canadian Tire Drumheller to be involved with the Jumpstart program.