Thursday, February 13, 2014

Martin, Duckworth Receive Funding From New Program

A pair of South Shore athletes will benefit from funding for Atlantic Canadian Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and several businesses have launched Elevate, a program providing assistance to athletes striving for the international podium. Snowboarder Alex Duckworth from Kingsburg and Bridgewater's Jenna Martin are among seven athletes from Nova Scotia and P.E.I. receiving funding. The groups have announced $100,000 in funding will be provided annually over the next four years towards the program. Money will be used to access training facilities, performance professionals, nutritional guidance, leadership and mentoring.