The Tillman Briggs Capital Fund was established in December 2021 to support fund-raising for expansion and renovation of the James Bay Athletic Association (JBAA ) Clubhouse.
The James Bay Athletic Association was founded in 1886. It is the oldest Canadian sports organization west of Montreal and has a proud history including 25 provincial championships. The current JBAA clubhouse was built in 1967 and had major upgrades in 1986 and 1987. A major overhaul (see plans) is planned to begin immediately along with a major fund-raising campaign.
The Tillman Briggs James Bay Capital Fund has two primary purposes:
1. The more immediate purpose is to raise and invest funds used in the expansion and renovation of the JBAA Clubhouse located at 205 Simcoe Street, beside MacDonald Park. Funds collected in the capital campaign and interest earned on those contributions will be withdrawn as construction proceeds and will not incur penalties under the minimum term provisions of the MOA.
2. An endowment fund to finance the JBAA club premise’s annual operating and maintenance expenses from annual interest disbursements. Additional funds raised will be added to that Tillman Briggs James Bay Capital Fund unless directed differently by the donor and fund representatives.
Background story on the renovation: https://www.jbaa.ca/building