Canadian Paralympic Committee receives $30,000 grant from Milos Raonic Foundation in support of parasport
OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2015– The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is honoured and grateful to announce it is a recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Milos Raonic Foundation, to help more children with disabilities become involved in sports.
The funds will be directed towards the creation of an innovative CPC parasport digital online resource. The resource will help Canadian parents, professionals from health, education, sport and recreation access activity and lesson plans and providers based on location, age, disability type and sport preferences, to enhance the integration of children with a disability into existing sports programming.
The Milos Raonic Foundation harnesses resources in support of disadvantaged children and was established in 2012 by the Canadian tennis star.
Raonic recently won the Lionel Conacher Award for the second year in a row asCanada's male athlete of the year. In 2014 at Wimbledon, he became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam men's singles semifinal. Raonic is the highest ranked Canadian male player in the open era.
The Milos Raonic Foundation's mandate is to support initiatives intended to reduce economic, physical and other barriers that might prevent the full integration of all children in the lives of their communities.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 25 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian high performance athletes with a disability and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations.