We want everyone to be able to play!
We ask that those requiring financial assistance with our registration fee(s) to seek such through one of the local organizations providing such -- generally JumpStart, OutReach (representatives at various community centres), Family & Children's Services, or.... other as available to you.
For City of Kitchener residents, Canadian Tire's JumpStart program is a good starting point. In addition, both the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo offer their residents funding assistance through their Leisure Access programs with slightly different benefits:
- Kitchener's Leisure Access funding can only be used for their City programs (such as swimming lessons) and facilities. In spite of the fact that it does not provide direct assistance for our ball program, it does validate your need for a registration subsidy for our program.
- Waterloo's Leisure Access funding can be used for their City programs (same as in Kitchener) but also for, with City approval, local minor sports programs affiliated with the City of Waterloo or KW programs. (Our Stanley Park Ball Program is associated with the City of Kitchener but NOT Waterloo so is not eligible for funding through Waterloo's Leisure Access program.)
- Kitchener & Waterloo residents wishing assistance for participation in minor sports programs (such as ours) are required to submit a separate request (on-line is best) to JumpStart -- the application goes directly to the JumpStart administration for processing..
- House of Friendship OutReach workers (at various community centres) have various sources of funds and can coordinate applications for such and provide guidance for programs providing help; e.g. sports programs, courses, transportation, food bank, shelter, employment, child care, etc. If you have a case worker, that is the best place to initiate the process. They know all about local assistance and will help you apply.
We urge those requiring assistance to access their appropriate Leisure Access program as it offers access to many city programs. While not applicable for help to cover our registrations, we utilize your qualification for LA funding (whenever possible) to "qualify" players for subsidized registration fees -- this does not affect the dollar limit of the card nor your allowance(s). (This eliminates the need for you to provide financial documentation to us.) All we ask is that you pay what you can afford. (You may not quite qualify for LA funding or have exceeded your allowable limit.)
Assistance from the Kitchener Sports Association and donations from sponsors and other participants enable us to offer subsidized fees so everyone gets to play! We thank those who help us offer subsidized fees and keep our program affordable for everyone!
We also have an inventory of baseball gloves for those in need of such. Now, not only does everyone get to play, but play safe and enjoy the game!
You can register online and note the financial arrangements that you've arranged or have in process. Do not wait for everything to be finalized! For more specific information, discussion and/or partial payment, please visit us at one of our information sessions - as noted elsewhere on this site.