On April 11-13, 2008 the Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club will be hosting the 10th annual Victor Davis Memorial Cup swim meet at the Victor Davis Pool in Guelph. During this event, the Marlin’s will be making their annual donation of $1,000.00 to the Victor Davis Memorial Fund.

As a former member of the Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club, Victor Davis left an invaluable legacy to amateur sport in Canada: the legacy of his character.

Character built on commitment, intensity, discipline, effort, and desire. Character that creates champions. Victor was a champion, a world record holder, and an Olympic gold medalist.

The Victor Davis Memorial Fund was established to remember Victor, his contribution to competitive swimming in Canada, and to encourage other young Canadians toward excellence. Each year awards may be made from the Fund to promising, high performance Canadian amateur swimmers to assist them to continue their training, education, and pursuit of medals at the international level of competition.

Since its inception, the Victor Davis Memorial Fund has awarded over 60 athletes with $1,000.00 bursaries to aid in their training costs. A great percentage of these athletes have gone on to become members of Canada’s National team, with many of them going on to represent Canada at the Olympics and other International events.

The Marlin’s goal once again is to raise over $10,000.00 for the Fund through community and corporate support. The Marlin’s would also like to challenge all other swim clubs to donate a minimum of $100.00 to The Victor Davis Memorial Fund. A plaque will be displayed at the Victor Davis Pool listing all those that support this endeavor. There will be three levels that you may choose to support, Gold – $500.00 + donation, Silver – $250.00 donation, Bronze – $100.00 donation. All donations over $10.00 are fully tax deductible and will have receipts issued by Swimming/Natation Canada, the sports governing body.

If you are interested in supporting the Victor Davis Memorial Fund please contact Scott Budd at (519) 759-6222, 1-800-786-3780, email scott@silsco.com or call the office of the Guelph Marlin Aquatic Club at (519) 823-7774. You may also reply by mail to: 77 Hammond Rd., Brantford, Ont., N3T 5L4.
Website – www.csca.org/gmac

Please make cheques payable to The Victor Davis Memorial Fund.