Sarnia, ON - The Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track
and Field Club received $80,800 from the Ontario
Trillium Foundation, and will use that money on new
equipment that will continue to expand the track and
field programming in Sarnia.
MPP for Sarnia Lambton was unable to make the
presentation said in a statement "I'm very
pleased to present $80,800 on behalf of the Ontario
Trillium Foundation to the Sarnia Athletics
Southwest Minor Track and Field Club," "The sense of
belonging, fun, and healthy environment that the
Sarnia Club provides is important for fostering
interest in amateur athletics and healthy lifestyles
in our community."
Mr. David Wright of the Ontario Trillium Foundation
was on hand making the presentation on behalf of Bob
Bailey to Joel Skinner, Head Coach of the Sarnia
Southwest Track and Field Club
thanked Bob in his comments for his support of the
Trillium Foundation. He also thanked Sarnia
Lambton Tourism for their support in this project.
With great support from local government and
community it helps the Trillium Foundation in making
grant application decisions . He also
commented that 120 million dollars are given out to
projects across the province each year.
equipment will held us attract new athletes to the
sport as well as train our existing athletes," said
Joel Skinner, . "We are thankful for the
Ontario Trillium Foundation's commitment to the
fostering of healthy living through Sports and
Recreation in our community."
Athletics Southwest Track and Field Club supports 35
- 40 members from secondary and elementary school
ages. The club trains in both the summer and
indoors during the winter. The club
run's development camps in the summer and host The
St. Pat's Invitational and LSSAA finals.
equipment the Sarnia Club will purchase with the money includes 20 collegiate aluminum hurdles and hurdle
cart, 10 Newton Elite Blocks, a hammer throw
conversion circle, 20 and 25 lbs throwing weights,
steel discuss circle, a high jump pit system, a poll
vault pit system which will be a new event to
Sarnia, as well as other equipment.
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