ATHLETESCAN AND INVESTORS GROUP ANNOUNCE THE 2011 TEAM INVESTORS GROUP AMATEUR ATHLETES FUND BURSARY RECIPIENTS
OTTAWA (May 26, 2011) – AthletesCAN and Investors Group are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund bursary.
In keeping with their commitment to amateur sport in Canada, Investors Group established a bursary fund for Canada’s top amateur athletes. A national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians, Investors Group annually awards twenty $5,000 bursaries to assist Canada’s elite amateur athletes with the costs of training and competition. Selection criteria includes: athletic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Since its inception in 2000, the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund has awarded over $1,100,000 to Canadian athletes. AthletesCAN administers the bursary on behalf of Investors Group.
“Investors Group is pleased to support Canada’s most promising athletes with these bursaries as they pursue their dreams in sport,” said Richard Irish, Vice-President, Community Affairs and Area Marketing for Investors Group. “The bursaries acknowledge achievement and commitment to the community but, even more importantly, they celebrate the dedication and perseverance required to reach the highest goals.”
AthletesCAN Executive Director Jasmine Northcott adds: “The athletes recognized through the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund are champions both on and off the field of play. AthletesCAN is proud to partner with Investors Group each year to recognize Canada’s top athletes and thanks Investors Group for their continued leadership and support.