Making Change Happen Every Month – Meet Monthly Jumpstart Supporter Kim Downey
By: Jumpstart Staff
August 31, 2023
Kim Downey has always believed in the importance of health and well-being.
In 2022, she decided it was time to take serious action on that belief. She started planning for an entire year off work – “Kim and Stan’s Most Excellent Adventure” - a chance for her and her husband to focus on their health and get active while travelling the country and visiting friends.
She also decided to become a Jumpstart monthly donor.
“Donating to Jumpstart was one of the easiest and most meaningful decisions of my life,” Kim says.
For her, physical activity is essential for all kids. And she’s excited to help provide it. “By donating to Jumpstart, I know that I contribute directly to providing opportunities for children to participate in sports and physical activities that they might not otherwise have access to.”
Kim is also excited by the opportunities to let kids of all abilities explore their interests and talents. “Jumpstart is inclusive and makes sport and physical activities accessible to all children, regardless of their abilities, gender, or cultural background. It is focused on youth sports, but it also supports other physical activity programs, such as dance, swimming, and martial arts.”
By keeping a positive mindset, Kim makes the effort to bring purpose and meaning to her life. She wants to bring that energy to children’s activities in her community. This gives her confidence in the future. “I see hope in how sports programs are becoming more inclusive. Facilities are more accessible than ever before. I also see an increase in quality coaching and the integration of technology in sports.”
Kim knows there’s still more work to be done. “I would love to see Jumpstart continue expanding its reach across Canada, ensuring that as many children as possible have the opportunity to participate in organized sports and physical activity programs.”
Thanks to supporters like Kim, change is happening every day. She’s happy to be part of that change. “I strongly believe that one person can make an impact in changing the world by taking small but meaningful actions.”
You can join Kim in making sports accessible to all kids. Take your own small but meaningful step - become a monthly supporter today!