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 May 21 2014 ISN – The BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings have teamed up to support young athletes’ pursuit of achievement through a new athlete bursary program.  Athletes competing at the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries in the amount of $500.



The bursary is intended to recognize athletes who have achieved in athletics and education but, more importantly, go above and beyond in their communities through leadership and volunteer activities.  

“The dedication and determination of these young athletes is truly inspiring,” said Maureen Young, Manager Community Partnerships for Coast Capital Savings. “Not only do they deserve to be acknowledged for their contributions to sport and to their communities, but also to succeed at their educational endeavors. Coast Capital wants to help make that happen.”

Coast Capital Savings is a valued Corporate Partner of the BC Games Society and has made a promise “To help build a richer future for youth in our communities.”   Coast Capital delivers on this promise through initiatives that support health, build self-reliance and confidence, and inspire youth to become leaders.  Sport is an avenue to achieve all of these and the BC Games provides athletes from across the province with an important competitive opportunity and exceptional experience to learn about teamwork, goal setting, friendship, and community excellence. 

“BC Games athletes commit significant time and energy to their sport,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society.  “We hope that this financial support of athletes, who are leaders both on and off the field of play, will help give them an extra boost to continue to make a difference to their teams and in their communities.”

Athletes who have qualified to compete at the 2014 BC Summer Games can apply for the bursary by completing the email=scott@islandsportsnews.net&;itemid=11143″ target=”_blank” style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px;”>online application form at www.bcgames.org.  The name of a reference (coach or teacher) who can support the application must be included.  The deadline for applications is July 4, 2014 and winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games on July 20.

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