Diversity & Inclusion For All In Sport
By Sporting A Rainbow, I understand that all athletes, coaches and competitors deserve to participate in sport free of judgment. I can help by speaking up against hateful speech and actions in my sport.
Because it's about more than just the game.
TO ALL COACHES, ATHLETES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Sport A Rainbow is a reminder to be supportive, respectful and kind to each other despite our differences. This support can be shown in your everyday life at school, work, extracurricular activities and in the sporting community.
We are encouraging Coaches, Athletes and Organizations to join the Inclusion in Sport Movement.
By placing a Sport A Rainbow logo on your helmet (CSA approved), or uniform you will be trail-blazing for others in your Sport. The time is now to make change and we want you to be leaders in this movement.
We thank the following organizations, businesses, athletes and teams for Sporting A Rainbow!
FLEMING COLLEGE KNIGHTS
So excited to announce our new partnership between ALL Fleming Knights Varsity Sports Teams and Sport A Rainbow! All coaches, athletes and staff will be taking the Pledge and then placing our logo on helmets or jerseys for the entire season. Thank you for making your sporting environments inclusive and free of hateful language.
CENTURY 21 LAKERS
Our very first partnership was with the Peterborough C21 Lakers! The players took the pledge and placed a CSA approved sticker on their helmets during the 2018/19 Mann Cup Run!! Thank you for being trailblazers! Follow the Lakers as they go for a 3peat
U19 WOMENS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
23 Teams, 1200 athletes from all around the World will be taking the Sport A Rainbow Pledge during the week of August 1 -10, 2019. Every participant will receive the pledge and a Sport A Rainbow button instead of the sticker!! So excited to share Sport A Rainbow with the World!!!
PETERBOROUGH ICE KATS
The Ice Kats were the very first organization to encourage all 500+ members to take the Sport A Rainbow Pledge. All teams were required to have a staff member (trainer, coach or dressing room supervisor) attend the 45 minute training about Diversity & Inclusion in their sport.
So excited to announce a partnership with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. The school board has given us the go ahead to spread our message throughout all Elementary and High Schools in their District. Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity!!!
M-Power hockey (Mandy Cronin & Mandy Cole) are empowering young girls and women through their custom hockey clinics/camps. M-Power Hockey participants take the Sport A Rainbow Pledge and put our logo on their helmets. But, that's not all, M-Power hockey incorporated the rainbow in their logo as a show of support to the Sport A Rainbow Movement. Check it out!!!
GREEN GAELS JR. B LACROSSE
The Green Gaels hosted our first (of many I hope) Sport A Rainbow Nights at a home game in May. All players took the Pledge and will wear the Sport A Rainbow Logo on their helmets for the remainder of the season! Go Gaels!
LAKEFIELD LADIES HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Over 200+ Women play house league hockey on Sunday nights in Lakefield On., and they have all taken the Pledge and wear our logo on their helmets with pride.
The YMCA of Peterborough has mandated that all Outreach and Summer Camp Counsellors will attend the Sport A Rainbow Diversity & Inclusion Presentation. Staff that have taken the pledge will have a Sport A Rainbow button on their lanyard.