Play More Matching Grant Recipients

Discover the inspiring stories of the young Canadian athletes and the way the Play More Matching Grant helps them keep playing the game they love.

Over 1250 matching grants were distributed to sports teams across Canada to help keep kids in the game.

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Hear stories from some of the teams that received the Play More Matching Grant.

Penetang Flames 

Penetanguishene, ON

The Penetang Flames are a B Centre that through hard work and dedication of the kids and the best coaching staff you could ask for have transformed this team into a very competitive AA team. Although we cannot play in the regular season AA division we would use this money to help enter more AA tournaments where the kids can be exposed to the higher level of competition they need to continue their growth as a team and individually. We will be using the money to pay for hockey tournaments, exhibition games, additional development/practices.

NSWC Winterhawks

North Vancouver, BC

For the first time post Covid, Quebec is holding the internationally renowned Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee de Québec in February, with teams attending and participating from as far as the Czech Republic.

The NSWC Winterhawks minor hockey program has a long and storied history of attending this tournament and representing the North Shore of the Vancouver and lower mainland community. This year, our U13 A1 hockey team is committed to bringing to the tournament the best in Canadian hockey, not just on the ice, but in sportsmanship, ethics, fairness and respect.

The Play More Matching Grant will go towards securing athletes travel and expenses while the billet with local Quebec families.

Burlington Bulls 12U AAA

Burlington, ON

Our team is raising money for Cooperstown in summer 2023. The cost is $30,000 but it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our kids. This team has played together for a few years now with incredible parents and coaches supporting these kids on their sports Journey.  Sports can be expensive but taking some of the financial pressure off to focus on the game is why we are using flipp. Our team, Burlington Bulls 12U AAA baseball team is heading to Cooperstown in August 2023. The Play More Matching Grant will go towards registration.

Durham Attack Venom

Whitby, ON

The Durham Attack Venom team will use the grant money to help offset costs to travel to Edmonton, Alberta to participate in the U16 National Volleyball Championships at the end of May 2022."Durham Attack - 16U Boys and Girls teams both competed in the National Volleyball Championship in Edmonton over the May 24th long weekend.While in Edmonton, the players saw first hand the homeless problem in Edmonton. The team players and parents all pitched in and were able to raise $900 for the Hope Mission in Edmonton.The $100 Grant will be added to that total ($1000 raised) and help support the communities where we get the privilege to play in. #DurhamAttackCares is our give back program.

Nepean Blue Devils U16 

Nepean, ON

The Nepean Blue Devils U16 girls’ team has been working hard to achieve their goals. About four years ago, they were playing local basketball in the competitive league, in Ottawa, with the goal of playing in the Ontario Basketball League. They managed to achieve that goal within a few years. Last year, they finished at the top of their division going into the Provincial Championships. This earned them an opportunity to play for a spot in the Juel Prep League. Another goal that they accomplished!! The team will use the grant money to help pay for extra training that will help strengthen the players and prevent injury.

The Tillsonburg U10 Twisters

Tillsonburg, ON

The Tillsonburg U10 Twisters, Team Hughes, is a group of young female athletes that share a contagious enthusiasm, hard working attitude and big love for the game of Ringette.Many are new to the team this year. The girls are getting to know each other on and off the ice and are quickly beginning to bond as a team. They would love to attend a tournament in Niagara Falls in March and have been working hard to achieve their fundraising goals. This grant money will go towards tournament fees/lodging and team meals while on the road.Ringette has been dubbed the fastest game on ice. The sport is centered around team work with special passing rules. Kids learn to work together, celebrate and cheer for one another - very loudly, and establish lifelong friendships.

Scottish 2007 Boys 

Edmonton, AB

We are a youth soccer team with a target to win the provincial championships and make it to nationals. We also have goals to attend tournaments where we can help our boys get exposure and experience additional soccer opportunities. Funds raised through FlipGive and the Play More Matching Grant will help our team in achieving those goals. This is the last two years for these boys in youth soccer. We are hoping to get them to The Dallas Cup in April 2023. This will give the boys a chance to be looked at by many colleges in the USA and hopefully further their soccer career and future with a chance at a scholarship.

Cambridge U15A

Cambridge, ON

As we head into a new hockey season, it’s our teams goal to enter into a big tournament across the country. We would like to rent a bus for the team and their families to make this a really special trip. After two years of altered hockey seasons due to COVID, it would make this year extra special and one the girls will remember for a lifetime! Any sponsorships and grants we can receive will go towards the tournament fees and bus! To watch how some of the centres for girls hockey have collapsed this year - more girls are moving centres. Our team Cambridge U15A team showed up to all the tryouts and worked their butts off! We would use the funds for a team building activity this summer to integrate all the families! Thank you for this opportunity!!

Leduc Track Club

Leduc, AB

Started in 1979, our club has a long history of success with athletes from our club who are consistently selected for Provincial and National teams. We have sent athletes to the National Junior and Senior Championships, Commonwealth Games, Francophone Games, World Youth, Junior and Cross Country Championship. Many of our athletes are offered scholarships to attend Canadian & US Colleges/Universities. We offer optimum competitive opportunities for ALL athletes regardless of age and ability. Current club members range in age from 6-21and represent and compete in all events of track and field. Athletes travel to competitions throughout the province and into Saskatchewan and British Columbia on a regular basis. Our clubs philosophy has always been to develop athletes to their highest potential by providing certified coaching and financial support. The Grant funding will be used for equipment used by all athletes in the club. Discus, hurdles, shot puts, and a new timing device are all on the Club’s current wish list.

Cole Harbour Comets U13 White

Dartmouth, NS

This group of U15 girls have been together for 5 years now playing rep/travel girls softball. They travel throughout Atlantic Canada playing in tournaments. This year we are travelling to Montreal for a tournament and it's the furthest we've gone. These girls train year round and work hard. We will use the money towards training costs for the team.