Hamilton Olympic Club Receives Sport Relief Funding

Hamilton, ON – The Hamilton Olympic Club (HOC) is pleased to announce that they have received $13,500 from the Jumpstart Foundation’s Sport Relief Fund and is only one of 500 sport and recreation organizations nationally to receive this funding.

In February, the Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Established in 1926, the Hamilton Olympic Club has the proud distinction of being Canada’s oldest track & field organization, providing programs and services to participants aged 8 years to 30+ years including a recently launched community Para Athletics Program.

The Ray Lewis Track & Field Center is the only public, outdoor track & field facility in Hamilton and home-base for HOC programs and activities. As a result of various collaborative grant submissions., this facility has seen over $1.5 million dollars invested through equipment acquisitions, accessible infrastructure improvements and new programs that will benefit Hamilton residents regardless of level of interest or ability.

The recent Sport Relief Funds come at a good time and will include the purchase of new adaptive program equipment, staff training and implementation of a new organizational fundraising plan which will target further infrastructure improvements at the Ray Lewis TFC.

Info. HOC President, Rich Gelder at (905) 536-6058, [email protected]

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