RYERSON RAMS CARE
The Athletics and Recreation department at Ryerson University believes its responsibility to cultivate human potential through sport and physical activity extends well beyond the borders of Ryerson's campus. To deliver on this mandate, the Ryerson Rams Care program was created to connect our student-athletes with youth in the community to provide mentorship and positive role models.
The two primary initiatives of Ryerson Rams Care are:
1. MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Working with agencies and local schools across the city, student-athletes provide leadership and support for youth programming both on and off campus. This gives our students an opportunity to make meaningful connections and to inspire and educate youth through sport.
Program partnerships include:
Jays Care Foundation
Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club
Nike Basketball Clinics
Toronto Community Housing
Local TDSB Schools
Right to Play
Toronto Police 51 Division
Hockey 4 Youth
2. THE RINALDI FAMILY KIDS-TO-CAMP PROGRAM
Every summer, over 2,700 kids attend one of Ryerson’s highly respected summer day camps. Unfortunately, many kids in our community cannot afford to attend. To address this need, Rams Care established the I AM Ryerson Kids-to-Camp campaign to help raise money to send support families in need. Originally, I AM Ryerson apparel sales helped send 100 kids to camp. Now, with the generous donation from the Rinaldi family in addition to the fundraising efforts of our community members, we’re able to send hundreds of deserving kids to camp each summer.
The main community fundraising initiative is the Rams Care Run that takes place annually in October in conjunction with the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront marathon, half-marathon and 5K events. For more details on how to run with us, CLICK HERE.
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