GRASSROOTS RUGBY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Dear Rugby Ontario members,
With just 30 seconds of your time you can ensure local programs have support from government to continue growing rugby in Canada. Athletes, youth, parents and our communities all benefit from sport, which is why we have joined the Sport Helps campaign.
The pandemic has caused many events to be cancelled, taking revenue away from leagues, development programs, and national teams. To help offset these losses and ensure continuity of our programs, we have partnered with other sports organizations to ask the government for added support.
We want to see teams, leagues and events come back strong, and are pushing for investments in the upcoming federal budget. We hope you will lend your voice to help the national rugby community make sure politicians understand what is at stake.
WRITE A LETTER
To get active, we ask that you go to www.sporthelps.ca and click the ‘take action’ button.
You can then send a letter with just a few clicks to your local MP, the Minister of Finance and the Minister responsible for sport in Canada. By entering your name and address the tool will personalize and send the letter on your behalf.
We also ask that you share the message below on social media to help drive traffic to this site: Sport helps Canada. National sport organizations can help us recover from COVID-19. Sport makes people healthier, builds communities and creates jobs. Sport must be part of our recovery. Lend your voice at www.sporthelps.ca! #SportHelps”
The Sport Helps site also has a number of visuals that you can use to make sure your message stands out online. We encourage you to copy or download those images to use in your social post.
Additional Context - Canadian Tire Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund & State of Sport Report
ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO
Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.
To learn more, visit https://www.rugbyontario.com/