ACF17913

Build a Kitchener Cricket Ground

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  • Submitted by:

    Evan Bjorkenstam

    Organization:

    Region of Waterloo Cricket Association

    Location:

    Kitchener Ontario

  • Idea Created:

    October 2, 2013

    Budget:

    Small (up to $50K)

    Community Size:

    Between 100 - 1,000

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Overview:

For far too long the City of Kitchener, Ontario has been without a proper cricket ground. Soccer Hockey and Baseball have dominated the youth sporting landscape within the Region of Waterloo for may years leaving newcomers from cricket playing nations with nowhere to play their favorite sport. What's more, the existing cricket grounds in Cambridge and Waterloo are unavailable to kids and dominated by older expats who simply want to play for themselves. It's time to make cricket a viable sport for youth in Kitchener by building a cricket grounds and grow our small league into a sport for all kids. 

Why Children Play Cricket? (courtesy of http://usyca.org/index.cfm)
Benefits of CricketCricket, the world's second most popular spectator sport, can provide a fun way for children of all ages to stay or get in shape. Cricket improves speed, agility, flexibility and reflexes; it increases concentration, the ability to think strategically and to utilize decision-making skills. Cricket also, unlike what most children are exposed to in most sports, prizes sportsmanship and fair play - self control, integrity and respect for others is central to the game of cricket. Many children who are reluctant to take part in team sports find themselves well suited for cricket.

What Will Cricket Do For Your Child?
- Promote discipline, self-assurance, and responsibility
- Develop coordination, strength, and decision-making skills
- Provide positive interaction with peers and adults
- Teach the ability to think tactically to overcome an obstacle

Why Play Cricket?
Because cricket is always FUN! Cricket bridges gaps between sexes, sizes, ethnicity and personality (as is seen when both young girls and boys defeat an opponent with technique and timing when confronted with brawn and bulk!). Cricket is a great way to develop a child's mind, body and spirit, helping to lay the foundation for success as an adult!

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