JALETA PACER'S MISSION STATEMENT
The Jaleta Pacers’ mission is to enhance the well-being and quality of life of Saskatchewan citizens and increase the opportunity for children, youth, families and the community through a challenging and inclusive running program and a strong community engagement donation strategy. The Jaleta Pacers’ donation strategy is to strengthen the capacity of our community by increasing community development, inclusion and leadership of Saskatchewan children and youth and increase the opportunities for physical activity and overall well-being of our community.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
The Jaleta Pacers are not just a group of runners; they are also a group of dedicated individuals committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and inclusive opportunities in Regina, Saskatchewan and contributing to the overall quality of life in our community. By actively participating in various fundraising events such as the Royal Road Race held annually in partnership with the RCMP Training Academy, the Jaleta Pacers’ donation strategy is to strengthen the capacity of our community by increasing community development, inclusion and leadership of Saskatchewan children and youth and increase the opportunities for physical activity and overall well-being of our community. Since 2011, the Royal Road Race has raised $207,974
.00 for local charities.
Given the increasing popularity of our annual fundraising event and growing interest in our donation strategy, the Jaleta Pacers now have a formal application process to select our next community recipient.
As part of the annual Royal Road Race, the Jaleta Pacers and the RCMP Training Academy each select one charity to receive funds annually as proceeds from the race. The race is held each year on the Saturday of the Mothers’ Day weekend. The Jaleta Pacers and the RCMP Training Academy each have selection criteria for their choice of charities. The Jaleta Pacers’ selection is widely available to local organizations based on the following published criteria. There is no guaranteed amount of the donation as the total amount is dependent upon the number of race participants. Historically, the Jaleta Pacers have selected organizations that will receive great benefit from this source of funding.
Written submissions from charitable organizations who wish to be considered as the Jaleta Pacers’ named charity will be accepted up to August 31 each year for inclusion for the race the following May. The Jaleta Pacers will announce the selected charity in September.
Applications for the 2021 Royal Road Race are Open.
SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
FUNDING CRITERIA FOR THE JALETA PACERS SELECTED CHARITY
Must be a registered charitable organization with Canada Revenue Agency with the ability to issue tax receipts
Must have one or more of the following organizational objectives to increase opportunities for disadvantaged Saskatchewan children, youth and families:
- Promote community development
- Promote inclusion
- Promote children and youth leadership development
- To promote healthy lifestyles
- To promote increased physical activity
Must sign a partnership agreement that will stipulate the obligations of the charitable organization (volunteer participation during the race, promotion of the race when registration is open, including messaging in newsletters, press releases, testimonials and the like) for the funds received.
2019 Cheque Presentation to Inclusion Regina
2019 Cheque Presentation to North Central Family Centre
2021 Cheque Presentation to Cowessess First Nation's Grave Marker Project
2023 choice of charities
The Jaleta Pacers choice of charity from the proceeds of the 2023 Royal Road Race will be going to Creative Kids Saskatchewan. The first of its kind in Canada, Creative Kids is a registered charity designed to reduce or remove financial and social barriers that prevent children ages 4 to 19 from engaging in artistic and cultural activities. Kids without the financial means to learn to play a music instrument, join a dance club, experience the joys of theatre or reconnect with their cultural heritage can apply to Creative Kids for funding that will help them gain these experiences. Creative Kids is an exciting and vital program that offers meaningful opportunities to Saskatchewan children and youth, from disadvantaged families, to participate in artistic and cultural activities. Creative expression and participation in programs that foster self-esteem, increase learning potential, inspire imagination and encourage dedication should be accessible to all. SaskCulture Inc. covers 100% of the administrative and operating costs for Creative Kids so that 100% of all donations and sponsorships go directly to supporting the kids. To learn more about their work, please visit: https://creativekidssask.ca
The RCMP choice of charity from the proceeds of the 2023 Royal Road Race will be going to Special Olympics Saskatchewan. Special Olympics Saskatchewan is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. We are a non-profit organization that provides year round, low-to-no cost sport programs to athletes aged 2+ in 16 communities across Saskatchewan. Our programs contribute to healthier athletes with life-long physical fitness habits, strengthen communities and create a more inclusive society. To learn more about their work, please visit: https://specialolympics.ca/saskatchewan