New Multi-Sport Court Opens in Mississauga

If you've been hoping for more community sport spaces in the city, you are in luck.

Recently, the city of Mississauga, along with the MLSE Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Rotary Club of Mississauga West and Peel Living, opened a multisport court at Springfield Gardens (3570 and 3590 Colonial Dr.).

The brand new courts, officially named the Ridgeway Community Courts, will service the recreational needs of more than 300 local youths who reside in the area.

“It is wonderful how the Ridgeway Community Courts have brought youth together. It is a shining example of the importance sport can play within the community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re grateful to our funding partners for their continual support of community-based sport projects. These projects have had a long-lasting impact in many Mississauga neighbourhoods and we are proud to add the Ridgeway Community Courts to our city's legacy.”

The city received a $225,000 grant from the MLSE Foundation and the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and a $50,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Mississauga west to help construct the courts.

According to the city, the space will provide drop-in recreational programming as well as sessions to coach and teach children about sports, teamwork and leadership.

The multi-purpose sport court, though designed to attract young people in the community, can be used by residents of all ages. As far as sports go, it'll be ideal for basketball, soccer, cricket, tennis, hockey and volleyball.

There will be no charge to use the courts.

All in all, it should be an exciting -- and positive -- addition to the area.

Check it out this Thanksgiving weekend if you get the chance!

Photo courtesy of the MLSE Facebook page

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