Bay Street Games
On June 17, 2021, Capitalize for Kids will host the 4th Annual Bay Street Games – the ultimate fitness competition between Bay Street firms. Co-ed teams of six will face off in a series of virtual fitness challenges. While the athletic events are all challenging, they allow for participants who range in age and technical ability to participate from their remote location. At the end of the event, the winning team will be crowned Bay Street’s Fittest Firm!
To prepare your team for the competition, we will host complimentary virtual training sessions led by our gym partners. These will be offered for the six weeks leading to the event. You can accrue competition points on the day of the event by attending the live workout or access the workout on your own time after it is recorded. More information on dates and timing to come!
WHERE & WHEN
This event will take place virtually on June 17, 2021.
ZOOM EVENT OPENS | 12:45 PM
MAIN EVENT | 1:00 PM
CLOSING REMARKS | 2:15 PM
Young people need our support more than ever, yet they face barriers when trying to access mental health services. Your support of Capitalize for Kids through the Bay Street Games fundamentally changes operating conditions for our kids’ mental health providers by building their capacity with their existing resources. Together, we can help children access the mental health care they need, when and where they need it. This year, participants aim to raise over $300,000 for kids’ mental health services.
Teams consist of six members and require at least two women per team. By registering, your team is committing to raise at least $6,000 for the Capitalize for Kids Foundation. Fundraising beyond that amount will accrue competition points on the day of the event. Your company is not limited to one team, but each team entered must have two females and commit to the fundraising goal. Each team and each participant will have a unique fundraising page that they can use to collect online donations from friends and family.
Registration: $600/team ($100/person)
To register a new team, please contact us. If you are joining an existing team, be sure to contact the team’s captain before signing up as spots may already be accounted for. Use the ‘join team’ button below and select ‘register’ to view the list of existing teams.
The fundraising minimum for teams is $6,000. These funds are critical in supporting our work in kids’ mental health as COVID-19 has delivered an experience that has tested us all, but perhaps none more so than children with mental health challenges. Children’s Mental Health Ontario reported in January 2020–28,000 children in Ontario were on waitlists for treatment–up from 12,000 in 2017. We have seen the health care system being pressured throughout 2020 and in the near term, the transition to virtual delivery has not made things easier for kids, their families or the service providers. Capitalize for Kids has been busy working to bridge these service gaps and reduce wait times by engaging with kids’ mental health providers. Your support of Capitalize for Kids, through the Bay Street Games, fundamentally changes operating conditions for our kids’ mental health providers. Together, we are getting children the mental health care they need, when and where they need it.