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OTA Expanding Ottawa’s Capital Kids Program Thanks to $317K OTF Grant

 

OTA Expanding Ottawa’s Capital Kids Program Thanks to $317K OTF Grant

The Ottawa-based Capital Kids program will launch into its 6th year of programming starting spring 2019. In collaboration with the National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA) and the City of Ottawa, Capital Kids has provided free and low-cost tennis lessons to more than 6,000 children ages 6 to 12.

The program first launched in 2014, thanks to a 3-year Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant. Since then, the program has continued through low-cost participation fees and the ongoing diligence of the NCTA staff and volunteers.

From 2019 to 2021, Capital Kids will be delivered for children and youth, at up to 8 community tennis sites. Enhancements to the program will include: expanding the age limit to 15; opportunities for beginner competition through Rogers Rookie events; indoor programming through the winter months; and implementation at 8 brand new locations.

This initiative represents a shared goal between the OTA and NCTA to provide more children with affordable and accessible tennis programs.  The support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation will aid us tremendously in achieving these goals.  Over the next 3 years, Capital Kids will continue to reduce barriers to participation in tennis for more than 2,100 children living in low-income and/or diverse cultural communities.

Information on lesson scheduling and registration will be posted in the new year at: https://www.capitalkidstennis.com/

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A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. Visit www.otf.ca for more information.

   

 
 
 
 

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