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.