Looking back: 2010 True Sport Give-Back Challenge Winner

2010 marked the inaugural year of the True Sport Give-Back Challenge.

Heater Saaltink

2010 marked the inaugural year of the True Sport Give-Back Challenge. The competition was stiff, with lots of amazing submissions from True Sport Members across Canada, but the Cornwall Multisport Club in Cornwall, Ontario, took home the grand prize for its submission, “The Heather Run.”

The Cornwall Multisport Club is a running and triathlon club located in Eastern Ontario. It hosts the annual Heather Saaltink Memorial Run as a free, charitable fundraiser held in memory of Heather Saaltink, a young girl whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver.

In the spirit of Giving Back, proceeds from the annual run are donated to a charitable organization. In 2010, funds from the event were donated to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD).

“We raised over $26,000 that year for MADD,” said Wendy Henry, organizer of the memorial run. “So far, we’ve raised over $60,000 in total for all of our events over four years. It’s very impressive for a small club.”

Winning the 2010 True Sport Give-Back Challenge has helped the Club keep the run a free event. A portion of the prize money is used each year to help fund the event. True Sport would like to congratulate the club on its amazing contributions to its community and for helping to prove that good sport can make a great difference.

“We keep True Sport going,” said Henry. “We made banners with the True Sport logo on them. It’s always on the arches of our event. We like to keep that message going.”

For information about the 2013 True Sport Give-Back Challenge, please visit:  www.truesportpur.ca/en/givebackchallenge