Here at Urban Flats Toronto, we want to shine the community spotlight on a new charitable foundation in Toronto led by Jason Scorcia and his friend and partner Chris Tampin.
It’s aptly named Jason’s Quest. Jason is not only our cousin, but our favourite multi-sport athlete! Whether it was his initial sports like baseball and hockey or trying new things like soccer, golf, bowling and bocce, Jason’s the man for the team. His twitter handle says it all @theman71.
We’ve experienced first-hand how amazing the community sports programs that Jason’s been involved with like the Special Olympics and others, create an environment for building friendships, confidence and a wonderful place where everyone has the opportunity to participate and feel a strong sense of community and belonging.
As a spectator, there is nothing quite like watching a hockey player change sides and join a rival team during a tournament, so that the other team isn’t disqualified and everyone gets to play. We can learn lots from the special kids and adults that participate in these programs and the volunteers and parents who work had to make the programs a success.
Founded in 2015, Jason’s Quest is working to ensure that children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. Jason’s Quest provides financial support to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen rights and opportunities.
Please help support this extraordinary young man by visiting jasonsquest.com and donating your time in this community or financial resources to three very special causes. All financial donations go directly to supporting Motionball, The Special Olympics, and Circle21 Down Syndrome clinic at Sick Kids Hospital.
Here at Urban Flats Toronto, we couldn’t be prouder of Jason and his amazing work at Jason’s Quest in the Toronto community!