The Synthetic Turf Council announced that, thanks to its member donors, the soccer field at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Lake Joe camp has been completed.
Through the generosity of member companies and individuals, the STC is donating a synthetic turf soccer field, mini golf course and amenities to CNIB Lake Joe in Ontario, Canada. Since 1961, CNIB Lake Joe has been providing a unique blend of recreation and skills development in a safe, inclusive environment. The field dedication ceremony took place August 17.
CNIB Lake Joe is the only camp of its kind for Canadians with sight loss and their families. At CNIB Lake Joe, children are encouraged to shine, youth are empowered to thrive, and “kids of all ages” enjoy recreational pursuits, skills development, confidence building, and support from an inclusive community that understands sight loss. Having access to sports programming at CNIB Lake Joe means kids and adults will safely challenge their perception of their abilities, realize their potential and find their voice to educate others about how they can be involved in sports in their own hometowns.
To learn more about STC’s community outreach, CNIB or to donate, visit https://www.syntheticturfcouncil.org/page/CommunityOutreach.