Outstand is a non-profit organization that fundraises for Running Wild Athletics, One Love Basketball, and READ Saskatoon. By making a donation, you’ll be entered to win amazing prizes – such as a fully restored 1966 Ford Mustang.
Outstand was created for one purpose – to help these non-profits continue to make a positive impact in the community. Thanks to your generosity, these organizations have the funds they need to enhance hundreds of kids through the power of sport.
One Love Basketball is a non profit organization that is dedicated to sharing our love of basketball. By helping to encourage, develop, and enhance athletes while celebrating the game of basketball.
We are committed to growing the basketball community by involving players at all stages of development, coaches, officials, parents and basketball enthusiasts by sustaining partnerships. This will assist in the provision of opportunities and the development of an infrastructure that supports the growth, development and passion of basketball in our youth and communities. Our values of accessibility, respect, excellence, celebration of people and transparency will be fundamental to our basketball programs and events.
Running Wild Athletics (RWA) is a Track and Field club, based in Saskatchewan, and open to athletes of all skill levels and abilities.
Since 2013, Running Wild Athletics – created by Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track and Field – has supported budding athletes in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities across the province. Athletes who have participated in RWA’s events have gone on to participate in the North American Indigeneous Games and other competitive events across Canada and the U.S.
Your support will help RWA’s team of volunteer Board members and instructors enhance lives through the values of sport and community.
Since 1979 READ Saskatoon has provided free adult tutoring services with the help of trained volunteers and community partners. Today, it has expanded to offer free adult, family, and financial literacy programs, as well as literacy facilitator trainings and resources.
Literacy is about more than reading and writing – it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relations, about knowledge, language and culture (United Nations). It is defined as “understanding, evaluating, using and engaging with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential” (OECD, 2012). Today, more than ever, reading, writing and numeracy skill development is particularly important for adults and families in our province. Literacy is linked to economic and personal success. The jobs people find, salaries they make, their opportunities to upgrade, and their ability to participate in their community are all directly related to their literacy skills. In short, literacy affects opportunities, and the need for literacy has never been greater. 42% of adults in Canada and 33% of Saskatchewan citizens do not have the minimum literacy skills to cope with everyday life and work. Of those 42%, the 15% with the lowest literacy levels have serious difficulty dealing with any printed materials. Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health and high unemployment.