A nice financial handoff from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is a welcome boost for the Crusaders Rugby Club of Oakville.
The Crusaders received a $99,300 funding grant from the provincial agency that will help the local club deal with the impacts of COVID-19.
The money will help the club secure extensive COVID sanitation supplies and equipment, new training equipment that will allow them to continue COVID-safe programming and help to develop the club’s resilience though more diverse funding streams.
They grant will also support the broadening of the rugby club’s programming to meet the needs of its growing, diverse and co-ed membership community.
“We are thrilled to have received this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Crusaders President Pat Daniels, who is thankful for the support the club has received from Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford and OTF during these difficult times.
“Sport plays a positive role in our physical and mental health – this targeted funding will help us further develop our comprehensive range of programming for persons of all ages and abilities, and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families,” Daniels continued.
The OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund supports organizations to adapt and recover from the challenging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crawford was happy to see the local club receive the grant and feels its well deserving of the support.
“The (Crusaders) Club is recognized across Canada and has hosted professional and international teams right herein Oakville,” the local MPP said. “Sport is important to our physical and mental well-being, and the Crusaders continue to play a fundamental role in our community now, and following this pandemic.”