Empower Play is a non-profit organization that was incorporated December 21 2014. The organization was created in order to provide the youth of Sarnia-Lambton a financial backing to help them realize their dreams of success in both athletics and the arts.

We dream of a world where success is strictly a matter of hard work, dedication and good coaching. We are determined to create an environment where a families finances (or lack there of) are not the determining factor of whether somebody who could potentially be successful- is not.

What differentiates us from other non-profit corporations, who seem to be working towards a similar goal, is that we focus on a particular type of applicant. This applicant must show commitment and dedication to their field of interest, the talent necessary to further their career and have a financial barrier preventing them from maximizing the level of competition they are participating in.

Empower Play maximizes the potential of Sarnia's youth by removing the financial barriers associated with becoming successful in athletics and arts.

How does it work

Empower Play will not provide cash or funding to families in need of assistance. Empower Play will develop relationships with schools and other associations, their directors, and coaches in order to determine who needs the assistance the most.

We ask that we are only approached by the organization of the particular field that the youth is trying to participate in. We believe that this approach keeps confidentiality in check, respects the parents of the youth, and creates an open door policy between Empower Play Inc. and the school or organization asking for the sponsorship. Our goal is for the youth to participate and no one worry about where the money came from.  Please visit the "funding" page of our website for information on how to obtain funding from Empower Play.

The most important fact is that the kids and parents are aware that there is funding available for them to participate in a sport at a young age so that it is just second nature and not something they need to fight for.

Joel Skinner
We would like to thank our community supporters for all of their contributions towards Empower Play Inc.!