Local athletes receive Quest for Gold funding
Eight athletes in Greater Sudbury will be better prepared for the challenges that lay ahead in their quest for excellence, thanks to the support of the provincial government through an investment of $34,450.
Funding came from the province’s Quest for Gold program, which supports Ontario athletes that represent Ontario at the international level. Many past recipients competed at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, while others are currently training for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, the 2015 Pan Para Pan American Games and beyond.
“Our government recognizes that local athletes need support in order to be successful when representing our community,” Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci said. “These funds provide them with more opportunities to train, compete, and achieve their goals.”
The following recipients will benefit from Quest for Gold program, which includes access to high-performance coaching, enhanced competitive opportunities and greater opportunities for training: Diana Ford – wrestling; Christine Henry – Para-Nordic skiing; Ryan Hunter – biathlon; Alannah MacLean – Nordic skiing; Michael McCue – squash; Ross Proudfoot – athletics; Tanya Quesnel – Para-Nordic skiing; and Angela Wong – boccia.
“Ontario’s athletes give their all to achieve excellence in sport, and I am proud of our government’s commitment to support them,” Bartolucci said. “I applaud all of the recipients for their strength and dedication and I look forward to continue watching them compete with the best in the world.”