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$655,000 Donation Made Towards Helping Niagara Provide World-Class Sports Programs and Training

Photo Credit: Niagara Community Fund

New sport performance centre inside Walker Sports and Abilities Centre to be named the David S. Howes Sport Performance Centre.

A $655,000 grant has been announced to supply high-performance training and testing equipment for athletes. 

The announcement was made today by the Niagara 2022 Host Society, the Niagara Community Foundation and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario at Canada Games Park. 

The grant is from the Niagara Community Foundation's David S. Howes Fund. 

The money will be used towards supplying high-performance sport training and testing equipment at the new sport performance centre inside the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park. 

In honour of the donation, the 6,000 foot sports performance centre has been named the David S. Howes Sport Performance Centre. 

The centre, which will begin operations after the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, will provide  services and programs such as training, performance testing, nutrition and more to local athletes and coaches. 

It will be managed by a new legacy organization called Sport Niagara. 

"We would like to thank the Niagara Community Foundation and the David S. Howes Fund for this extremely generous grant," said Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society. "One of the pillars of Niagara’s bid for the Canada Games was to create a lasting legacy for sport in Niagara, and this grant will go a long way to helping us to accomplish that. The David S. Howes Sport Performance Centre will be a game changer for Niagara’s athletes that are pursuing their dreams in sport."

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