Steel City Sports partners with Giving Hearts to help support the Sault Community.


Steel City Sports has partnered with Giving Hearts to collect non-perishable items as well as to support our local food banks and shelters.

Jeff Giovanatti, one of the directors for Steel City Sports, said “Investing in the community and paying it forward are character attributes that we as a sports organization attempt to instil in our young student-athletes.” Steel City Sports includes both the Steel City Ignite volleyball club and Steel City Slam basketball club.

Currently, these local sports clubs have been training from September till December in cohorts of a maximum of 20 participants.

Traditionally, the clubs would have teams that compete throughout the province and even in the United States. COVID-19 prohibited that from happening.

Steel City Sports had to connect with local health officials as well as provincial sports organizations to offer programming in a fun yet safe environment; especially in terms of minimizing the risk of COVID-19.

Organizers are seeing the kids who participate in the programs have adjusted to the ‘new norms’ and expectations, which include self-assessing with a parent or guardian before attending a session, having their temperature checked upon entry, as well as hand sanitizing and wearing masks while in public areas.

Being active has provided an outlet for youth to have fun, improve their fitness level as well as develop their skills in the sports they love. If you are currently participating in any Steel City Sports programming, this is a friendly reminder to bring your non-perishable items to your next session.

Anyone who is interested in helping to support this campaign can do so by emailing: [email protected].

Contactless delivery/drop-offs can be arranged.

The collection will begin Thursday, December 3 and run until Thursday, December 17th.

If you are interested in having your child participate in programming offered by Steel City Sports in January, please email: [email protected] or find them online at

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.