Who We Are

Who We Are

Arnold Anderson was a well-known Radio Sports Director for over 50 years at CKPC radio station in Brantford. Arnold dedicated his career to the recognition of all athletes from Brantford and Brant County, whether they were professional, school based or house league participants. . Before his passing in 1999, he requested that a legacy fund be formed so that no child would be denied from playing the sport of their choice because of finances. In 2000, a board of directors was formed and the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund was established. As of today, the original founding group has grown to 13 directors and 5 affiliate members.

The Fund organizers, (Minor Sports Association members, sportscasters and writers, Social Planning Council members, teachers, recreation specialists, community volunteers and members of City Council) were aware that, for economic reasons, there were many children in our community who were denied the opportunity to take part in organized sports and recreation programs. Participation in sports can have a lasting positive effect on children physically, mentally, socially, and intellectually.

The Board of Directors of the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund are committed to seeking out innovative ways to raise funds to support and sustain the goals and objectives of our organization – to make access to sport and recreation possible to all young people, regardless of their ability to pay.

All members of the Board and affiliate members are volunteers.

Arnold Anderson –

Dubbed “Mr. Local Sports”, Arnold Anderson was the voice of sports at CKPC radio for over 50 years, retiring in 1998. He was the play-by-play announcer for many Brantford Red Sox baseball games and all the Brantford Alexanders Junior A hockey games.

Anderson was a positive support to countless teams, organizations, parents, and individual athletes. Athletes young and old listened faithfully to hear their names and words of encouragement on his daily broadcasts.

Jean Anderson
Founder, Wife of Arnold Anderson

“Jean was very active in the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund as a Director. She took great comfort in knowing that Arnold’s wish was being fulfilled by helping kids everyday to play and succeed in the sport of their choice with their friends. Jean gave freely of her time and her contributions to our community are immeasurable. Her infectious spirit, love for people and beautiful sense of humor will always be remembered and celebrated.

All members of the Board

Executive Members

Board Members

  • Melanie Mears
  • John Lovett
  • Chad Wilson
  • Barb Hannam
  • Dorothy Bastedo
  • Tracey Branston
  • Daryl Branston

Your Donations,
Their Dreams

Over 5,120 Young
Athletes Assisted