Thanks to the success of the 2016 Alberta Winter Games, Medicine Hat College (MHC) recently received $60,000 through a legacy grant. These funds, presented by the Medicine Hat Alberta Games Society, will go towards purchasing a new score clock in the gymnasium and providing programming for youth.
Jennifer Kerslake, fund development manager for MHC’s foundation office explains that the college is honoured to have received this grant.
“The college is comprised of strong, community-minded people that are ready to roll up their sleeves and help drive events like these forward. We value partnerships and it’s always a pleasure to open our doors and welcome others on campus,” says Kerslake.
In total $483,500 was awarded to 22 organizations in the community in support of sport, culture and community development.
“The Games themselves had a huge economic impact, bringing about four million dollars into our community, which is substantial considering how fragile our economy has been,” says Ken Sauer, vice-chair for the society. “This event was good for Medicine Hat.”
According to Sauer, Medicine Hat had approximately 2000 volunteers and amongst those were representatives from MHC.
“The college has been a long-time partner with the Games dating back to the 2002, 2008, 2011 and now the 2016 Summer and Winter Games. They were able to accommodate over 500 student athletes, were the polyclinic site as well as the safety and communications hub – we’re excited to be able to provide the college this funding and show our appreciation.”
To learn more about the Alberta Games visit www.albertagames.com.
If you are interested in partnering with the college visit www.mhc.ab.ca or contact Jennifer Kerslake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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