BRAMPTON, ON, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today took part in a media launch for the International Softball Federation (ISF) 10th Junior Women's World Championship, which is being held in Brampton from July 1 to 7, 2013.
"Our Government is proud to support Softball Canada in hosting the 2013 ISF Junior Women's World Championship," said Minister of State Gosal. "The 10th anniversary edition of this great event promises excitement for athletes and spectators alike."
The ISF Junior Women's World Championship—featuring teams from 16 countries—will bring many benefits for the local economy, as well as opportunities for the development of Canadian high-performance athletes, coaches, and officials.
"We sincerely appreciate the support of the Government of Canada in hosting the 2013 ISF Junior Women's World Championship in Brampton," said Kevin Quinn, President of Softball Canada. "We know the city is very excited about the Championship, and we look forward to a great experience for all the teams."
A contribution of $250,000 to support the hosting of this event was provided to Softball Canada through Sport Canada's Hosting Program. The Government of Canada also committed $1,036,500 in 2012-2013 to Softball Canada through the Sport Support Program. Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program also provided approximately $235,000 to support 22 Canadian female softball athletes with living and training expenses.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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