January 25, 2013, Saskatoon SK (ISN) – PotashCorp and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies are pleased to announce another gift of $150,000 from PotashCorp to Huskie Athletics.
The donation will be made official this weekend at Huskie Athletics events. This is the third straight year that PotashCorp has made a donation to Huskie Athletics.
Rhonda Speiss, PotashCorp’s Manager of Corporate Philanthropy will present the cheque to members of the women’s volleyball team at 6:15 p.m. at the PAC. Speiss will also present the cheque to members of the women’s hockey team later that night at Rutherford Rink at 7 p.m. A presentation will also be made by Bill Johnson, PotashCorp’s Senior Director of Public Affairs on January 26 at Credit Union Centre at the men’s hockey game. The presentation will be made to Huskies’ Athletic Director Basil Hughton and College of Kinesiology Dean Dr. Carol Rodgers.
Each of the Huskie Athletics 15 Canadian Interuniversity Sport teams will benefit from the gift. The funds will also help supplement Huskie Athletics team budgets, as well as allow for support of student-athletes in the Huskies Sport Health Centre.
“Huskie Athletics is very grateful once again for this contribution from PotashCorp,” said Hughton. “The generosity shown over the years has been tremendous and truly appreciated. Each season the costs associated with running elite CIS teams, like those we support at the University, rises. Contributions such as these help our programs recruit and retain the best and brightest student-athletes. Our accomplishments in sport, in the classroom and in the community could not happen without PotashCorp’s support.”
PotashCorp believes supporting local student-athletes helps build a strong community.
“We are proud to support our hometown Huskies and athletic programming at the U of S,” said Denita Stann, Vice-President of Investor and Public Relations at PotashCorp. “Athletic programs teach important lessons outside the classroom about leadership, commitment, and teamwork – the same values that drive our company and our people everyday.”
PotashCorp has been a major contributor to the University of Saskatchewan, donating more than $11 million. In 2005, PotashCorp supported University athletics with a $5 million contribution to upgrade Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park. The company also sponsored the 2006 Vanier Cup, helping Huskie Athletics to host that event. PotashCorp will be the title sponsor of the 2013 and 2014 CIS Men’s Hockey PotashCorp University Cup presented by Co-op.