The ORC has an exciting new initiative designed to help us raise funds for specific projects, such as promoting rowing in high schools through encouraging winter rowing machine activities to promote healthy and active lifestyles, support to send our coaches to training programs to enhance their coaching skills and providing financial support to help young rowers whose families may find the costs of rowing prohibitive.
We have partnered with True Sport Foundation so that donations to the ORC Initiative at True Sport are eligible for charitable donation tax receipts. This is the first time we have been able to issue tax receipts to donors.
The donations are held by True Sport in an ORC account for the exclusive use of the ORC. When we have a project that is aligned with True Sport’s principles, we apply to TSF for the money we need to purchase equipment, pay education and training or whatever else it may cost to support the specific project. The funds come from our account and we deliver the program as we describe.
We are confident this will enhance our ability to expand the rowing community in Ottawa and develop new ways of introducing people to our sport.
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