The Kamloops Blazers Sports Society announced Monday the allocation of $278,000 from its Sports Legacy Fund to 24 organizations.
The society continues to support the community coaching grants administered by Pacific Sport Interior, and also provided $30,000 to Kamloops KidSport to help financially disadvantaged youth participate in organized sport.
The Overland Ski Club received a matching $40,000 grant that will enable it to complete improvements to the Stake Lake facility. This will be disbursed over three years.
The recently incorporated Kamloops Adapted Sport Association received $24,043 for the purchase of sport wheelchairs.
Since 2009, 66 sport organizations have been recipients of $1.436 million in grants from the society's fund.
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Also receiving grants were:
Barriere Recreation Society, $1,218, for the purchase of equipment;
Interior Grasslands Cycling Club, $2,000, for the purchase of roller racing equipment for indoor competitions;
Kamloops Aquatic Club, $5,371, for the purchase of timing equipment;
Kamloops Blazers, $1,200, for team scholastic recognition;
Kamlooops Judo Society, $25,000, for the purchase of mats;
Kamloops Junior Football Association, $7,605, to allow the Kamloops Broncos to purchase player equipment;
Kamloops Minor Baseball Association, $15,000, as the second contribution in a series of five for a completed winter indoor training facility;
KMHA Coaches Conference, $5,000, for coaching development;
Kamloops Performance Cycling Club, $7,500, a matching grant for capital improvements to the Kamloops Bike Ranch;
Kamloops Sailing Association, $15,000, for purchase of a safety powerboat for Nicola Lake;
Kamloops Summer Swim Club, $5,700, for purchase of equipment;
Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Club, $4,969, for purchase of pool sound system;
Kamloops Team Handball Club, $600, for purchase of equipment;
Kamloops Track and Field Club, $5,000, for purchase of equipment;
KidSport Kamloops Chapter, $30,000, as community support for financially disadvantaged youth;
Navy League of Canada, $4,900, for purchase of sailing equipment;
Overlander Ski Club, $13,333, first of three matching grants for facility improvements;
Pacific Sport Interior, $80,000, for coaching development and athlete support;
Sun Peaks Nordic Club, $5,445, for race management equipment;
Team Brown (curling), $ 616, for purchase of equipment and uniforms;
Thompson Blazers major midget hockey team, $3,500, for program enhancement;
Tk'emlups te Sewepemc, $5,000, for purchase of equipment for the First Nations Snowboard Team; and,
TRU Sports Task Force, $10,000, for scholarships for Kamloops region athletes.