Monday, February 19, 2018




                                                                                 Kids Count, Sports Matter

                                                               caring about character, coaches and community

                                                                             Investing today for tomorrow

The Executive Committee of the Wismer Foundation will meet on an annual basis in the spring, or on an as needed basis to decide which program or programs to contribute to during that specific year.Funding for these programs is sourced from our annual golf tournament.


Kids Count-2017

coming soon....

Sir William Osler Elementary School-2016

Wismer Foundation chose to gift $8,000 to the HWDSB-Sir William Osler Elementary School to assist with the revamping of their playground, to once again enable children to gain the benefits of physical fitness and awareness...


Glendale Secondary School-Wismer Wellness Wing-2015

The Wismer Foundation and Kids Count Sports Matter donated $10,000 to assist with the development of the Wismer Wellness Wing at Glendale Secondary School. This monetary award enabled Glendale to purchase more athletic equipment allowing student athletes to maximize their physical activity with a specific room that was allotted with exercise equipment and open to students at any given time.




Children's Wish Foundation- 2013

Once again, Kids Count, Sports Matter and Wismer Foundation donated $8000.00 to the Children’s Wish Foundation. This would not be possible without the generous support that we receive at our annual Golf Tournament and dinner.


Children's Wish Foundation- 2012 

Kids Count, Sports Matter and Wismer Foundation donated $8000.00 to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The Children's Wish Foundation was one of John WIsmer's favourite charities and therefore on the 10th Anniversary of his passing, we chose to donate to this worthy cause!


Hillcrest Elementary School- 2011

Kids Count, Sports Matter donated $4,000 to the HWDSB to assist Hillcrest School with the purchase of turf to enhance their soccer sport academy.

The Sport Academy at the middle-school level provides a supportive learning environment and flexible timetabling to allow students enrolled in the program the opportunity to significantly advance their athletic skills while achieving a high level of academic success. Students in The Sport Academy Program benefit from a strong partnership with McMaster University.The Sport Academy is focused on Health and Wellness programming and soccer specific training. Hillcrest students access the new training facility where National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) certified staff implement a cardio-vascular and strength conditioning program for student athletes.

Hillcrest Elementary School- 2010

Kids Count, Sports Matter donated $9,000 to the HWDSB to assist Hillcrest School with the purchase of athletic equipment to improve their fitness facilities.




Barton Secondary School- 2009

Kids Count, Sports Matter donated $14,000 to the HWDSB to assist Barton High School with the purchase of athletic equipment to improve their fitness facilities.



Gatestone School- 2008

Kids Count, Sports Matter donated $15,000 to Gatestone School and Community Centre to assist with the purchase of athletic equipment to establish a fitness room.




 Contributions can be made to the Wismer Foundation through the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board~                  Mailing Address: PO Box 2558, Hamilton, Ont. L8N3L1 Please note on cheque: "John Wismer FUND" or                              make cheque payable to"Jay Wismer in trust for the Wismer Foundation" and mail to: Jay Wismer                                          17 Old Orchard Dr, Stoney  Creek, Ont. L8E 1E9 or contact: Stacy Wismer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Wismer Foundation Golf Tournament


The Wismer Foundation Golf Tournament and Coaching Award Presentation Dinner is the primary FUNDRAISER to support the foundation. This event hosts the presentation of the Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence. The tournament is being held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Carlisle Golf and Country Club located at 523 Carlisle Road, Carlisle, Ontario.

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Nomination deadline for the 15th Annual Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence is April 24, 2018. Nominations received after April 24th will be considered for the 2018/19 Award on May 28, 2019.


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