CALGARY, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The legacy of legendary philanthropist
Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman lives on through the $10 million Daryl K. Seaman
Canadian Hockey Fund, an endowment Fund established at The Calgary
Foundation that is providing much needed support to registered Canadian
amateur athletic and ice hockey associations.
"Doc Seaman was passionate about his community and his philanthropy
touched all of Canada," says Eva Friesen, President & CEO of The
Calgary Foundation. "His passion for amateur sports leaves a lasting
legacy with the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund, and we welcome
applications from all parts of the country."
The Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund was established to support:
all aspects of amateur ice hockey in Canada;
registered amateur athletic associations and;
other general charitable purposes
Currently accepting applications until November 12, 2013, the Fund has
previously granted over $1.5 million in support of Canadian amateur
Special Olympics BC Society - Nelson Chapter (B.C.)
To provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to
enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive
sport experiences; to promote healthy lifestyle choices for improved
overall health and wellbeing.
Deaf Access Simcoe Muskoka (ONTARIO)
To provide outdoor adventure camps for deaf and hard of hearing children
and youth; to support them in their social and emotional development,
learn self-advocacy, and reduce feelings of frustration and isolation,
while promoting physical activity and teamwork.
Inglis and District Community Club (MANITOBA)
To make critical improvements to the Inglis Skating Rink, an important
community facility that provides affordable and inclusive winter
recreational opportunities; to encourage youth to learn about, enjoy
and play hockey.
Qualified donees from across the country are invited to apply for grants from the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian
Hockey Fund by November 12, 2013. Application guidelines and forms can
be found at www.thecalgaryfoundation.org
The Calgary Foundation (TCF) - Established in 1955, TCF facilitates collaborative philanthropy by
making powerful connections between donors and community organizations
for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area. In
2012-2013, The Calgary Foundation saw $205.2 million in new
contributions, had an asset base of $632.4 million and granted $34.6
million to 761 charitable organizations.
SOURCE: The Calgary Foundation
For further information:
Taylor Barrie, Communications Coordinator
403-802-7716 / 403-542-8445