Continuing the legacy of the Summer Games

Melissa Jenkins
Published on July 3, 2013
The 2012 Summer Games committee announced a donation worth some $52,000 to the Legacy Fund of the Games at Fong's Motel and Restaurant in Carbonear during their most recent meeting through a cheque presentation to both host towns —Carbonear and Harbour Grace. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Joey George (co-chair), Carbonear mayor Sam Slade, Harbour Grace deputy mayor Terry Barnes, Milton Peach (co-chair) and Cindy Goff (treasurer).
Photo by Melissa Jenkins

It's been almost a year since the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games took place in Carbonear and Harbour Grace, but the committee is still completing their final tasks.

On June 18 at Fong's Motel and Restaurant in Carbonear committee co-chairs, Joey George and Milton Peach, and treasurer Cindy Goff presented a cheque worth some $52,000 to Carbonear mayor Sam Slade and Harbour Grace deputy mayor Terry Barnes.

This money is a contribution to the Legacy Fund of the Games, a project started during the last time the area hosted the event — 1992.

The fund helps provide bursaries and scholarships to local athletes to continue their education or advance their athletic endeavours.

Although recipients from last year's event have not been selected, a committee is being established to help determine the deserving and dedicated athletes that will recieve a cheque towards their future goals.

The money will be distributed every year the games are held so many athletes have the opportunity to benefit from it.

The next Summer Games event will take place in 2016 in Conception Bay South.