Oshawa, Ontario – Chevrolet has presented a grant of $2,000 each to 51 sports clubs across Canada through its Making Dreams Possible program.
Since the program’s inception in 2006, the company has donated nearly $1 million to Canadian coaches at all levels of competition.
“GM has a long history of supporting Canadian athletes,” said Tom Laurie, GM of Canada’s Olympic partnership manager. “Making Dreams Possible is a major grassroots commitment by Chevrolet designed to help coaches get the right kind of training that results in children having positive first experiences to encourage a lifetime love of sports.”
Over the past three years, GM’s direct support of coach education and development through this program has reached over 18,000 coaches and 196,000 athletes in 165 communities nationwide. The program was developed by GM in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, the governing body of Canada’s coaching education program, and is designed to support coaches of Olympic and Paralympic sports at the high performance and community club levels. Each year, a minimum of 100 grants of $2,000 each are provided for coach development in local communities, and ten grants of $10,000 each to high-performance athletes and their coaches.
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