Fundraising – Team Ontario Juniors

Junior Provincial Program

2019 Canada Games team

The Ontario Junior Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Program (Team Ontario) provides high performance training & competition opportunities for the province’s Junior-age athletes. The team competes in the Canada Winter Games every 4 years.

The Ontario Junior Program is funded through multiple sources, including athlete fees, grants, fundraising, partnerships, sponsorship, and donations. Funding supports the team’s training and competition expenses such as facility rentals, coaching, tournament registration fees, and travel & accommodations for major competitions.

Please see below for various fundraising initiatives currently active for the 2019-2020 season. Additionally, ONPARA is always looking to expand our network and foster new relationships and partnerships. If you or someone you know is interested in supporting the Ontario Junior program in a specific manner, please contact Josée Matte.


FlipGive Fundraiser

The Ontario Junior wheelchair basketball program has teamed up with FlipGive in order to raise funds to offset their training and competition expenses for the 2019-2020 season.

FlipGive is a team funding app that simplifies raising money for sports teams, schools and community groups. Shop your favourite brands online – including Amazon.ca, Starbucks, Indigo, Sportchek, Canadian Tire, Cineplex, AliExpress, many restaurant gift cards, and Esso to name a few – and Team Ontario will earn up to 25% cash back on purchases, at no extra charge to you! Just download and activate the FlipGive icon on your computer or phone and start shopping!

Step 1 – Click on the following link: https://www.flipgive.com/teams/209217-ontario-junior-wheelchair-basketball?fundraiser_id=1109777 and click ‘Join This Team’ (top right corner)

Step 2 – Use our dedicated code invite code FFQVCR to ensure your purchase is credited to our team

Step 3 – Shop

Step 4 – Share the news with your family & friends!

It’s as simple as that!

$10 Team Member Bonus – For the month of November, new Team members will earn a $10 bonus on their first purchase!

Contact:
Any FlipGive-related inquiries can be directed to Carol Giancaterini at carolgisnot@rogers.com


Glass Turkey Draw

Team Ontario will be drawing 3 “glass turkey” prize baskets on Saturday December 14! Tickets to enter the draw are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Contact:
For more information or to enter the draw please contact Kristy Luker at lukerkristy@gmail.com


Lake Ontario Polar Plunge

Join Team Ontario athlete Wilson Gostick as he pledges to take the plunge into the icy waters of Lake Ontario on January 12, 2020 in support of the Ontario Junior Wheelchair Basketball program. Find out more at https://www.gofundme.com/f/ontario-junior-wheelchair-basketball-team

Contact:
For more information or to support Wilson’s efforts contact Amanda Bell at paranetworkpolarplunge@gmail.com


Bottle Drive

Team Ontario is running a season-long bottle drive, so save your empty alcohol containers (cans, bottles, etc.) and help spread the word!

There are lots of different ways you can assist with our bottle drive:

  1. Drop off the empties and donate the money directly to the program
  2. Collect empties and arrange for pick-up as we have team members in multiple cities across the province (Contact josee@onpara.ca for pick-up)
  3. Organize a local/neighbourhood bottle drive on behalf of the team
  4. Encourage your family & friends to collect empties on behalf of the team

Thank you for your support!


Donations

Your contribution helps to provide Team Ontario athletes with quality coaching, on/off-court training & support, and competition opportunities every season while keeping fees as low as possible for the athletes and their families. Your support is helping to reduce financial barriers to participation for these young athletes seeking to pursue their high performance dreams. Thank you!

The Ontario Para Network has set up an online donation page for your convenience.
Please note that ONPARA is not able to issue tax receipts for donations at this time as the organization is a not-for-profit and does not have charitable status.


Contact

Josée Matte
Manager, High Performance
josee@onpara.ca