May 2, 2007

GM to present Canadian snowboarder with coaching grant

Toronto, Ontario – General Motors will today award a $10,000 coaching grant to Canadian alpine snowboarder and 2010 Winter Olympic hopeful Matthew Morison. The grant is designated for Morison’s coach, Mark Fawcett, head coach of the Canadian Alpine Snowboard team.

Morison was a rookie on the National Team this year and took a third, second and first place podium finish on the World Cup tour. The 20-year-old finished his season by winning the World Junior Championship title in Parallel Slalom.

Morison and Fawcett are receiving one of ten $10,000 high-performance grants being announced today, along with 55 community club grants of $2,000, as part of GM Canada’s Making Dreams Possible Program. The four-year, $1.2 million commitment will support Canadian Olympic athletes by funding special projects that develop the skills and abilities of elite and community-level coaches.

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