(Lethbridge, Alberta) - The Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Society is pleased to announce the distribution of the 2020 Games Legacy Fund to thirty-two not-for-profit organizations.
The 2020 Games Society invited not-for-profit sport, community, and cultural organizations with activities in and around the city of Lethbridge to submit applications. Forty applications were received with a total ask of nearly half a million dollars.
Thirty-two sport, school, community, and cultural not-for-profit organizations have collectively been awarded $276,141.61.
The 2020 Games Legacy Fund is comprised of remaining casino funds generated by Games volunteers and sponsorships that were donated to the legacy fund after the decision was made to cancel the Games due to the ongoing global pandemic. Several local supporters have graciously transferred their financial sponsorship in support of the 2020 Games Legacy Fund. Thank you to Gold Sponsors: Hungarian Canadian Cultural Society and Lethbridge College; Silver Sponsors: Cavendish Farms, MacKillop Insurance, Servus Credit Union, Westland Insurance, and Wawanesa Insurance; Bronze Sponsors: Scotiabank, Allan Friesen-Silverberg Group, and New West Truck Centres; and Friends of the Games: CUPE 408, Diana Sim, Dominion Lending, Equitable Life of Canada, and Signature Dental.
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to host the 2020 Games in Lethbridge to support the growth and development of local sport organizations and have a positive impact on our community. Distributing this amount of legacy funding is a very satisfying alternative that will have a lasting impact on these organizations and their members,” said Games President Rick Blakeley.
“It was great to receive such a variety of applications. Our primary objective was to provide financial support to as many organizations as possible to impact as many youth as possible. I believe we have succeeded in doing that,” said Games Manager Steve Dudas.
Recipients of the Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Legacy Fund
Ability Resource Association - $2,500 (Fitness equipment)
ACE Volleyball - $7,500 (Equipment and club development)
Adaptable Outdoor Recreation Society - $7,850 (Adaptive equipment)
Alberta Team Handball Federation - $2,310 (Bring handball to Lethbridge)
Board of Governors Lethbridge College - $15,000 (Kodiak soccer field upgrades)
Crowsnest Pass Community Swimming Pool Society - $6,600 (Upgrades and equipment)
KidSport Lethbridge Taber - $20,200 (Sport fee assistance program)
Lethbridge & Area Recreation Hockey Club - $12,912.50 (Jersey replacement)
Lethbridge & Area Volleyball Officials Association - $6,000 (Equipment and development)
Lethbridge Bicycle Moto-Cross Association - $40,000 (Track upgrades)
Lethbridge Bowbenders Archery Club - $10,000 (Facility upgrades and youth program equipment)
Lethbridge Community Taiko Association - $3,150 (Program equipment)
Lethbridge Minor Softball Club - $9,000 (Miners Diamond Shale Project)
Lethbridge Ringette Association - $4,098 (Half ice dividers)
Lethbridge Rugby Club - $400 (Youth and mini rugby equipment)
Lethbridge Soccer Association - $9,336.60 (Digital screen)
Lethbridge Softball Association -$9,500 (Beach volleyball court sand)
Lethbridge Steel Football Association - $5,000 (Club development and equipment)
Lethbridge Summer Swim Club - $5,000 (Club development)
Lethbridge Track and Field Club - $10,550 (Program and hosting equipment)
Lethbridge Volleyball Association - $12,928 (Training equipment)
Lethbridge Wheelchair Basketball - $12,000 (Basketball wheelchairs)
Raymond Recreation Facilities Society - $10,000 (Athletic equipment)
Roller Hockey Association of Lethbridge - $11,100 (Youth equipment and fee assistance)
Senator Buchanan School Council - $9,500 (Beach volleyball/basketball facility upgrades)
Southern Alberta Firearms Education Society - $12,800 (Equipment and development)
Southern Alberta Football Association - $4,419 (Club development and equipment)
Southern Alberta Skating Academy - $782 (CanSkate program equipment)
Vox Musica Choral Society - $1,000 (Program equipment and supplies)
West Wind Gymnastics Club - $8,193.75 (Safety mats)
Wilson Middle School Parent Advisory Council - $3,718.26 (Indoor/outdoor fitness equipment)
Winston Churchill High School Drama Dept - $2,793.50 (Equipment and supplies)
Games Manager, Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games
Executive Director, Lethbridge Sport Council