Wednesday, May 16, 2012

OTTAWA (May 15, 2012) – AthletesCAN and Investors Group are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 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 high performance 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 provided more than $1,200,000 to Canadian athletes. AthletesCAN administers the bursary on behalf of Investors Group.

“Investors Group provides these bursaries to acknowledge the commitment to excellence our nation’s elite athletes demonstrate year after year,” says Richard Irish, Vice-President, Community Affairs and Area Marketing for Investors Group. “We understand that this commitment involves leading unique lifestyles requiring Canada’s athletes to carefully balance the demands of work and school with training and competition. For 12 years now, we have been pleased to support Canada’s athletes with bursaries totaling over $1 million to help foster that balance.”

AthletesCAN Interim Executive Director, Tracy Taylor 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.”

Click here for the full list of 2012 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund bursary recipients.

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