Jumpstart Multi Sport Court now open in Prince George

a blue paved basketball court showing some seating on the sidelines
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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C – The City of Prince George and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are proud to announce the grand opening of the Jumpstart Multi Sport Court in Carrie Jane Gray Park.

Spanning over 28,000 square feet, the new Jumpstart Multi Sport Court is the largest of its kind built in Canada to date. Designed to accommodate physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities, the recreation space supports casual play and a variety of organized sports and para sports, such as basketball and pickleball.

“We’re thrilled this project is completed and ready for people to enjoy” said City of Prince George mayor, Simon Yu.

“We know there’s been a lot of buzz about this for people keen to play basketball, volleyball, hockey, tennis, pickleball and even badminton. We’re grateful to Jumpstart for their contribution to this fantastic facility,” he said.

Through collaboration with Jumpstart and thanks to the generosity of local Canadian Tire dealer Selen Alpay, local kids of all ages and abilities can play together side-by-side. The City contributed $475,000 from reserve provincial grant money, and Jumpstart contributed $950,000 to build the project.

"Through sport, kids have the opportunity to develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, self-confidence, and resiliency," said Marco Di Buono, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. "We are proud to partner with the City of Prince George and our local Canadian Tire dealer to bring the power of inclusive play to the community.”

The playground is located in Carrie Jane Gray Park, a neighbourhood hub that features sporting fields and a wide variety of recreational facilities. The Jumpstart Multi Sport Court is part of the Charity’s Inclusive Play Project, which focuses on removing accessibility barriers to sport and play. 


About Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sport and recreation. With an extensive, national network of more than 1,000 grantees and 289 local chapters, Jumpstart helps eligible families cover the costs of registration, transportation, and equipment, and provides funding to selected organizations for recreational infrastructure and programming. Supported by Canadian Tire Corporation, Jumpstart has provided more than 3 million opportunities for Canadian kids to get in the game since 2005. For more information, visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca


For City of Prince George media, please contact:

Claire Thwaites, senior communications advisor
Mobile: 778-349-1386
Email: media@princegeorge.ca

For Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities media, please contact:

Julia Michalopulos, Advisor, Corporate Communications
Canadian Tire Corporation