OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY PROGRAM
BCJSA provides grants for registration fees to children, who, without this financial assistance, would not be able to participate in BCJSA programs. This grant program is called the “Opportunity to Play Program” and was started in 2009, at the request of the family of Don Smith, a long time coach in the BCJSA organization.
Don’s wish was to never have a child not play sports due to financial hardship. He personally paid the registration fee for many players he coached through the years. When Don passed away in 2009, his family could think of no better way to honor Don and what he was passionate about. They requested that donations be made to BCJSA in Don’s name and the Opportunity to Play fund was born.
BCJSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with limited funding available for grants; however, BCJSA shall use its best efforts to provide assistance to all qualified applicants. No guarantee of assistance is implied in this application.
Please find all relevant documents regarding this program under the "Documents" tab on the left. Applications and Terms and Conditions statements will have to be filled out completely and submitted to BCJSA prior to 2 weeks before the registration deadline for the sport in order to be considered.