Courtenay’s Byron Green (left) is preparing for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Canadian wheelchair rugby player Byron Green receives bursary

Funds will help Courtenay native to prepare for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

Canadian wheelchair rugby player Byron Green of Courtenay has been awarded a $5,000 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund bursary.

The announcement was made June 14 by AthletesCAN.

“AthletesCAN applauds Investors Group’s contributions as a leader in corporate support of Canada’s national team athletes”, says AthletesCAN executive director Ashley LaBrie.

“This bursary recognizes the dedication and leadership Byron exhibits both on the field of play and in the community. We look forward to seeing the impact of this bursary throughout his quest for excellence as an athlete and a role model.”

Green’s recent sport accomplishments include gold medals at both the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the 2015 BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge.  He was also just named to Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this summer.

“I feel honoured to receive this $5,000 bursary,” says Green. “The Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund will help me cover the costs of attending three tournaments this year as I prepare for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games,” he adds. “To be recognized in this way for the work I put into my sport both as an athlete and as a builder is humbling.”

A national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians, Investors Group annually awards 20 $5,000 bursaries to assist Canada’s elite amateur athletes with the costs of training and competition. Selection criteria includes: athletic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

Since its inception in 2000, the Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund has provided more than $1.6 million to Canadian athletes. AthletesCAN administers the bursary on behalf of Investors Group.

 

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