Sponsor Story: SaskTel

SaskTel is boosting recreation opportunities to benefit youth physically, mentally and socially

Every year, SaskTel works hard to foster community connections by supporting valuable non-profit organizations, venues and charitable causes that bring people together and build community pride. Through sponsorship support of the future Martensville Community Recreation Centre, SaskTel is helping to contribute to this new place for gathering that will make the community a better place for generations to come.

“We are grateful to receive this SaskTel support,” said Kent Muench, Mayor of the City of Martensville. “SaskTel’s sponsorship will benefit our community and the greater region, ensuring that people of all ages – especially youth – can play the sports they love.”

Lack of access to multi-purpose recreational space is impacting the young community. Just under 35% of Martensville’s population is aged 19 or under and families are travelling hundreds of kilometres simply to take advantage of recreational and athletic activities at other regional centres.

When SaskTel learned how this initiative would strengthen the community and provide Martensville families, youth and seniors with a new public space for active living and celebrating local culture and heritage, it was an easy decision to invest.

“The new centre will enable recreation opportunities, especially for young people in the province,” said Jodine Smith, Communications Manager–External for SaskTel. “This initiative will benefit youth physically, mentally and socially. We are honoured to be part of growing recreation in this community and region.”

SaskTel is truly boosting community in Saskatchewan. In 2022-23, they contributed almost $3,000,000 to 850 non-profit and charitable organizations, community associations, venues, events and partnerships in 214 communities throughout the province. The support for Martensville recognizes the benefits of having a recreation centre – especially for youth – in a city with substantial population growth. The new centre will also include an indoor field – only the third of its kind in the province.

“We are thankful for SaskTel’s sponsorship,” said Jesse Reis, Chair of the Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP). “This sponsorship exemplifies their dedication to Saskatchewan, creating more access, more quality of life and more opportunities for all people.”

Look for SaskTel throughout the new centre when it opens in 2024: spot their logo on the main ice and on one of the indoor turf field score clocks.

The City of Martensville and the MCRP thank SaskTel for this sponsorship!

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