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LANGLEY, British Columbia – The annual Spartan Foundation’s Complete Champions event once again surpassed fundraising records for the Trinity Western University Spartans. The November 26 reception, which was held at the Cascades Ballroom at the Langley Coast Hotel & Convention Centre, raised a record $225,000 for Spartan student-athlete.


The 7th Annual Complete Champions reception, which featured Vancouver Canucks Coach, Willie Desjardins, as guest speaker, exceeded this year’s goal of $160,000 (net) and topped last year’s total by nearly $80,000.


The corporate event, which is hosted by the Spartan Foundation, is entirely focused on raising funds for the TWU Spartans Athletics program and the Complete Champion Approach with the intention to impact student-athlete lives.


“We are so encouraged that this corporate fundraising event continues to grow and gain momentum each year to help the teams and athletes,” said Steve Scholz, Executive Director of the Spartan Foundation. “We feel extremely blessed by the support from our corporate sponsors, table sponsors and donors who contributed to our matching fund, as well as those who donated on the day of the event. It is exciting to invest and help student-athletes grow and develop today, as one day, they will be our future leaders.”

The lunch featured Vancouver Canucks Head Coach, Willie Desjardins, as the guest speaker, who left the crowd of nearly 350 with some good leadership and coaching nuggets.