Jumpstart raises money for local youth

Carter Haydu
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Moose Jaw's Aline McCloy makes a bid during the silent auction to raise money for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program at the local Canadian Tire on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

When Moose Jaw Canadian Tire owner Peter Puglia was a child, his parents were too busy worrying about affording food, clothing and shelter to put him into organized sports.

Therefore, it is with a deep personal connection that his Canadian Tire fundraises through the Jumpstart Program to raise money towards supporting youth with financial needs so they might participate in organized sports and recreation.

“I’m passionate about what we do at jumpstart, because I can relate,” he said, adding fundraising happens all year long, but Saturday was a special day to recognize the campaign, and to go along with it the 1350 Main St. N. store had a silent auction.

The proceeds from that auction, as well as other activities at the store in the days leading up to Saturday, raised over $1,000 for the charity. However, that wasn’t the only Jumpstart activity going on over the weekend.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Jumpstart, Canadian Tire, Times-Herald

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