Ottawa, ON — Equine Canada would like to remind associations and coaches of the grants offered by General Motors of Canada (GM) in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) through their â€˜Making Dreams Possibleâ€™ initiative.
Initiated in the spring of 2007, each year the program will award 100 grants of $2,000 to support community level sport organizations. In addition, each year until 2010, 10 grants of $10,000 will be awarded to coaches of high performance athletes. There will be two application deadlines annually, and the second deadline of September 21 for community clubs still remains for 2007. The next deadline for high performance coaches is February 29, 2008.
The first wave of the â€˜Making Dreams Possibleâ€™ program saw 400 applicants and awarded grants to 50 community organizations and ten coaches. By offering grants to community level sport organizations, athletes, and their coaches, the â€˜Making Dreams Possibleâ€™ Program will enhance the experience of young Canadian athletes by providing funding for training and development.
All athletes start competing at the local level, which makes it imperative for them to receive the best possible coaching at the earliest stage of their careers. GM, CAC and Equine Canada recognize that gold medal performances require first-rate coaching, making the goal of the â€˜Making Dreams Possibleâ€™ program to provide coaching excellence as support for athletes at all levels.
Apply now and make your dream possible. Visit www.thedriveison.ca or www.coach.ca/makingdreamspossible for more information and application forms.