June 12, 2012 - 11:06 AM
Abbotsford, BC – The Abbotsford Heat and the Abbotsford Heat Foundation are pleased to invite you to the 2012 grant presentations. Over the past two seasons the Abbotsford Heat Foundation has granted $50,000, with the total amount granted in 2011-12 being four times as much as in the 2010-11 season.
In addition to granting monies to local organizations the Abbotsford Heat Foundation and the Abbotsford Heat have also supported several local organizations through 50/50, totaling $85,000 raised in the 2011-12 season.
All organizations that have programs that fall within the pillars of the Foundation were invited to apply in the 2012 granting cycle and of these 13 received grants.
Who: Heat Foundation Board: Judy Sweeting (Chairperson), Gerri Charles, Brian Loughlin, Gord Holloway, Jay Teichroeb, David Lane and Fred Strumpski.
• Abbotsford Community Services
• Abbotsford Restorative Justice & Advocacy Association
• Ann Davis Transition Society
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley
• Cyrus Centre
• Fraser Valley Autism Society
• Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association
• Fraser Valley Child Development Centre
• Youth Unlimited
• Matthew’s House
• Rope Skipping Canada
• Royal Canadian Air Cadets
What: Heat Foundation grant presentations
When: Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM (PDT)
Where: Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, CJB Lounge
o Getting to the AESC: Follow Highway 1 to the McCallum exit and follow the signs to King Rd. East, the AESC is on the south-side of the road less than 1KM from the McCallum exit. Click here for a map.
o Media Parking: The Production Lot is located to the south of the arena and is accessible by entering off of College Dr. from King Rd. Turn into the first driveway on your left.
o Entering the AESC: You are asked to enter through the VIP Premium door located to the right of the main entrance.
Abbotsford Heat Foundation Objective
• The Abbotsford Heat Foundation’s goal is to improve the quality of life for the under-17 age group of the Fraser Valley. We will achieve this by supporting grassroots sport organizations, championing projects that improve health, education and fitness as well as advocating and supporting programs that repress risk related behaviour.
Abbotsford Heat Foundation Pillars
• Improving children and youth’s health/wellness, education and fitness
• Development of amateur and grassroots sports - amateur sport associations
• Repressing risk related behaviour such as drug use, gang involvement and crime