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Recipients of the Jacques Rogge Fundraising Luncheon – May 22, 2012

Recipient: Cardinal-Roy School – $5,000
The Cardinal-Roy school offers a Sport-Art-Study program to high school students, which allows them to balance school and sports. Since the creation of this program, 25 years ago, the Cardinal-Roy school has seen many young promising students who have become high performance athletes, including Antoine Valois-Fortin, Elyse Marcotte, Marie-Pier Boudreault-Gagnon, Valérie Welch and François Imbeau-Dulac who represented us in London this summer. The Cardinal-Roy has a solid reputation and offers the perfect balance between sports and school objectives.

Recipient: Gala Victoris – $20,000
Since 1968, the Corporation of the Student of the Year Gala recognizes the talent of the various sports stakeholders of Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches area, including athletes, officials, volunteers, organizers, and regional organizations. The Victoris Desjardins Gala is not only a source of motivation for the next generation of athletes, but it is also a tribute and a concrete support to the communities of the area and to those who represent them proudly on the national and international sport scene.
Recipient: Pierre- Harvey National Training Center – $25,000
The Pierre Harvey National Training Center is named after one of the greatest athletes of our region history. Its mission is to develop high-performance cross-country skiers who will compete on the World cup circuit as part as the Canadian National Team. It offers high performance services aiming at creating an environment for the optimal development of the athletes. Thanks to this center, athletes from Eastern Canada can train at home, in their environment, near their family, including our Canadian star, Alex Harvey.

Recipient: High Performance Sport Council of Quebec – $25,000
The High Performance Sport Council of Quebec is a recognized leader for their leadership in integrating the services offered to athletes, coaches and training groups in Québec City and Chaudière-Appalaches. With their sport science services as well as their medical and paramedical services, they play a major role in ensuring that the athletes can reach the highest levels of the excellence. We just have to think of Alex Harvey, Karine Sergerie, François Coulombe-Fortier, David Veilleux, Laurent Dubreuil and several others.

Recipient: Fondation Desjardins – $160,000
For more than 40 years, the main focus of Fondation Desjardins has been education. They have helped numerous young athletes realize their dreams and achieve their goals. The amount received today will them to go even further and to increase their support to these young people training at the high performance level while studying.
Recipient: Canadian Olympic Foundation – $200,000
The Canadian Olympic Foundation is a national charitable organization that provides Canadians with the first opportunity to support the success of high performance athletes across all Olympic sports. The Foundation is part of the Olympic family and works with all National Sport Organizations. Our mission is to generate support to meet the technical, scientific, medical and coaching needs of Canada’s high performance sport system and assist Canada’s athletes in becoming ambassadors for sport, healthy living and the pursuit of excellence across the nation.

Recipient: Nordiques Foundation – $365,000
The Nordiques Foundation was created a 1996. They have distributed more than 4 M$ so far in scholarships to high performance athletes and in grants to some Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches organizations. The Nordiques Foundation is the initiator of the Jacques Rogge event and is very happy to have contributed to its success in order to be able to give a financial boost to several organizations. This donation will help the Foundation improve their grants and scholarship programs in the future

1.   Recipient of the Nordiques Foundation: Rouge et Or Badminton Club – $7,000
With this grant, Rouge et Or Badminton Club will be able to acquire a permanent synthetic surface for the PEPS that will be used exclusively for badminton. This equipment will meet the standards of the BWF (Badminton World Federation) and will help them obtain major badminton competitions such as Canadian, Pan-American and World championships.

2.   Recipient of the Nordiques Foundation:   Foundation of the Collège François-de-Laval – $7,500
This foundation of the Petit Séminaire de Québec, where several famous athletes made their first steps, including Sylvie Bernier and Maxime Boilard, is now doing an important fundraising campaign to renovate the school’s gymnasium. This grant will be used for the purchase of strength training equipment for the development of the athletes.

3.   Recipient of the Nordiques Foundation: Biathlon Clubs Association of Québec (ACBQ) – $8,000
The grant will allow the ACBQ to support the young athletes of the Lévis and Courcelette clubs who need a rifle of calibre .22 for their competitions, but who have not been able yet to purchase it yet because of the cost. The ACBQ will be able to purchase a rifle as well as accessories and to borrow them to promising athletes. This grant will certainly allow several athletes to discover the sport of biathlon and to pursue it until they achieve their dream.

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