Planning the 2000 Alberta Summer Games, that were held in Grande Prairie, was no easy feat. With over 3500 Volunteers the games were a true testament of what our region can do when we put our minds to it. The games were a huge success, and that success resulted in a surplus of cash that allowed Andy Beal, Chair 2000 Summer Games Host Society, and other members of the Summer Games Society to establish a fund that would create a legacy of the games that will last forever.
The 2000 Alberta Summer Games were an opportunity for local young athletes to exhibit their talents, build leadership skills, and learn the values of working together to make things happen. The impact of these games on both our youth, and our region as a whole have left a lasting impression on the Peace Country. The tangible benefits of the games are undeniable – including upgrading of over 17 sport facilities, but the intangible benefits these games had on our region are even more impressive instilling in participants, parents, over 3500 volunteers and community members a strong sense of civic pride and the value of athletics in the lives of our youth.
Since the creation of the 2000 Alberta Summer Games Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation over $29,000 in student grants have been invested in supporting local students to reach their educational goals.
“Education is both critical to society and expensive. If post-secondary education is to become accessible for qualified students, then there will always be students that need help. I am proud that we can support their education goals through the 2000 Alberta Summer Games Fund with the Community Foundation. There can never be too much help for local students”. – Andy Beal, Chair 2000 Summer Games
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