NuStep Athletic Association Supporting the Community
Imagine having to look your child in the eye and tell him that he can’t participate in the sport he loves because you can’t afford the registration fee. This is what many families in Toronto face on a daily basis and it has been NuStep’s mission to change that. There is a real need for affordable high-quality youth sports programming especially in the downtown Toronto core and now, with the help of the cGaming funds, NuStep is well on its way to filling that gap. As one of Dolphin Gaming’s newest charitable organizations, they are excited for the opportunities cGaming funds will offer their young participants. By reducing member’s registration fees, NuStep can focus on expanding the healthy and active living component of their programming to include more educational and health supports, including mental health awareness and nutritional education.
A significant number of the participants in NuStep’s basketball programs are inner city, visible minority males that come from single and/or low income families. Many run the risk of dropping out of school, joining gangs or involving themselves in criminal activities if they are not properly stimulated by other healthy activities. The mother of one of NuStep’s participants tearfully thanked them and said that NuStep was saving her sons life when she was informed that her son’s registration fee for their competitive basketball program would be waived thanks to the cGaming funds received this year.
NuStep’s programs are designed to use sports to develop self-confidence, character, a sense of wellbeing, cooperation and leadership skills in young people that are directly related to success in their everyday lives, schools and workplaces, leading to scholarships and professional opportunities in the long-term. Through the creation of high-quality programs that are accessible to all youth in Toronto, cGaming funds will help NuStep to continue to create safer and stronger communities that keep kids off the streets and actively engaged in the sports they love. Thank you Dolphin Gaming!