Yesterday I was invited to a lunch hosted by the Canadian Athletes Now Fund. Jane Roos (founder of the CAN Fund) and Conrad Leinemann (former Olympic beach volleyball player who now works on behalf of the CAN Fund) were both in town visiting and generously invited a group of local athletes out for lunch.
Not expecting anything more than a quick bite to eat and some mingling, I was pleasantly surprised to be welcomed into the family as the latest recipient of the Fund.
I quickly ate my meal, partly because I was afraid one of the rowers might eat my sandwich, but more importantly because I had to get to the pool for our afternoon swim. I ran off to swimming with a big smile on my face and feeling grateful to be a recipient of this Fund. With 17 months to go before the Games in London I can’t think of a better time to be given this support. It will certainly make a difference. Thank you to everyone at the CAN Fund and to the many Canadians who have shown their support.
The CAN Fund is an amazing organization that works tirelessly to raise money and support our Canadian athletes. If you’re looking to donate or want to find out more about this organization please visit their website at www.canadianathletesnow.ca. Not only do you get a tax receipt when you donate but you will also find out which athlete you are supporting. The more money they raise the more athletes get funded.