Ryerson Rams Care
Making a Real Difference - One Child at a Time
At Ryerson we believe our responsibility to cultivate human potential through sport and physical activity extends well beyond the borders of our campus. To deliver on this mandate we have created the Ryerson Rams Care program that connects our students with kids in the community in need of mentorship and positive role models.
We pursue this mandate through two primary initiatives
- The Rams Care After School Program
Working with agencies across the city, Ryerson student-athletes provide leadership and support for these programs, giving our students an opportunity to make meaningful one-on-one connections with kids who are in real need of encouragement and inspiration.
- The Rinaldi Family Kids-To Camp Program
Every summer, over 2,700 kids attend one of our highly respected Ryerson Day Camps. Unfortunately, many kids in our community can't afford to attend. To address this, Ryerson Rams Care established the Kids-To-Camp program to help raise money to send these deserving kids to camp.
Last year over 140 of our student-athletes were involved in Rams Care, making connections with over 6,000 kids through the after school program. In addition, for the first time ever, the program sponsored over 100 kids who attended one of our Ryerson Day Camp sessions.
For this coming school year we want to double the number of connections we make and increase the number of kids going to camp to 500. Thanks in part to the support of the Rinaldi Family we are well on our way to this goal, but we have more work to do.
Join our Team
While we welcome donations and sponsorships, our primary goal is to engage the greater Ryerson community in making this program a success. To this end we have established the Rams Run For Kids, which takes place on October 21st as part of the Scotiabank Waterfront 5k Charity Challenge. All the proceeds from this event will go towards our goal of 500 kids.
You can get involved in this initiative in one of three ways
- Sign up and run with us, either on your own or as part of a team
- Sponsor a runner or team
- Make a donation
For details on signing up and/or sponsoring a runner or team please see below.
Run for Kids
SIGN UP AND RUN WITH US (individuals)
- Thanks to our sponsors, there is no entry fee when you use our pre-authorized PIN codes
- Contact suzanne1.fenerty@Ryerson.ca for complete instructions for signing up, including PIN codes.
- Most people will sign up for the 5k run, but if you're feeling up to it, there is also the half and full marathon options.
- Once you've signed up, you'll be prompted to create your own personalized fundraising page
- Should you have any questions please email suzanne1.fenerty@Ryerson.ca
TEAM CHALLENGE (three or more)
If your department, student group, association or business wants to sign up as a team please email suzanne1.fenerty@Ryerson.ca. Suzanne will help you get set up and guide you through the process. Once set up, people can register as part of your team and all funds raised will contribute to the team total.
If you would like to make a donation to Rams Care please click to donate now.