Business community raises $180,000 to support both high-performance and next generation athletes

"The business community's dedication in support of our work reflects
the importance we place on Olympic and Paralympic athletes who proudly represent us on the
world stage"

MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday evening (November 23), more than 150 representatives of the business community joined forces at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal for the inaugural benefit event which helped raise $180,000 in support of the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec). The money raised will allow INS Québec to continue to provide world-class support and integrated services to all high-performance Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their coaches.

"INS Québec wants to help our athletes realize their dreams as quickly as possible. We are a Catalyst of dreams – One athlete at a time as stated in our mission," explains Tom Quinn, Chair of the organization's Board of Directors. "The business community's dedication in support of our work reflects the importance we place on Olympic and Paralympic athletes who proudly represent us on the world stage, as well as athletes from the generation that will follow them in the years to come."

A significant number of Ambassadors, people in the business community and people who believe in INS Québec's mission teamed up with its Chair, Tom Quinn, in support of the inaugural fundraising event. They include Mr. Pierre Boivin (Claridge), Mr. Claude Chagnon (Fondation de l'athlète d'excellence du Québec). Ms. Francine Champoux (STRATAIDE), Mr. Jean Fabi (Flex Group), Mr. Gerry Frappier (Bell Media), Mr. Marc Gélinas (McGill University), Mr. Paul André Goulet (Sports Experts), Mr. Daniel Granger (ACJ Communication), Mr. JD Miller (B2Dix), Mr. Chris Overholt (Canadian Olympic Committee), Mr. Gaëtan Robitaille (INS Québec), Mr. Frank Sullivan (Cisco), Mr. Jean-Stéphane Tremblay (FGL Sports).

INS Québec provides sports medicine, sports science, and overall wellness services to some 500 Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Quebec. The organization also provides training to the 900 high-performance coaches and medical and scientific personnel who work primarily with the Canadian teams. Furthermore, through its network of eight regional multi-sport training centres, INS Québec can serve the 2,200 athletes and coaches of the next generation. In addition to its state-of-the-art Complex located in the heart of Olympic Park, the INS Québec network also includes 13 single-sport training centres.

About the Institut national du sport du Québec

INSPIRING EXCELLENCE! – Headquartered in Montreal's Olympic Park, the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) is a private organization that aims to allow all high-performance athletes and coaches in Quebec to develop in a world-class training environment. A key partner of sport systems in Quebec and Canada, INS Québec serves over 500 athletes and 900 coaches in the high-performance community. A Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network member, INS Québec coordinates a network of eight regional multi-sport training centres and 13 single-sport training centres across Quebec. INS Québec receives support from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners such as CISCO, Bell, Mondo, Teknion | Roy & Breton, Côté Fleury, Inaxsys, B2dix and Sports Experts. | www.insquebec.org

 

SOURCE INSTITUT NATIONAL DU SPORT DU QUÉBEC

For further information: Evelyne Déry, 514-255-1000 ext. 243, edery@insquebec.org

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