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Get moving with Jays Care Foundation

Girls Inc of Northern Alberta Girls at Bat Program

The Jays Care Foundation works to provide a level playing field for all children and youth across Canada. Jays Care has been a Girls Inc. partner through their Girls At Bat program.

Did you know? – If a girl hasn’t participated in organized sport by age 10, there is only a 10% chance she will be a physically active adult.

At Jays Care they believe in gender equity for all children and youth. This means creating programs that support girls across the county to overcome the current barriers to fair and accessible sport and recreation opportunities.

We believe girls need sport and more female role models coaching them in sports to ensure that they live long and healthy, active lives. Research has shown that active children have the ability to concentrate much better and that exercise decreases anxiety, reduces depression and improves mood and outlook in children.

To keep children across the country moving Jays Care posts new daily challenges that have to do with physical activity, creativity, brain power and kindness.

You should try to work through as many challenges as you can in a day, take photos of the completed challenges and log it in the Challenge Log Book (found at the end of each challenge package on the Jays Care website) When you’ve filled a log page, submit it with the photos to unstoppablekids@bluejays.com at the end of the week Jays Care staff will look through all the submitted challenges, add up the points and send prizes to the top 50 points earners!

Five new challenges are posted every Monday.

Find all the past challenges here.

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