Funding announcement for THS Track Quest project
The THS Track Quest project will receive a major funding boost from both the City of Quinte West and the family of Doug Whitley & Whitley Insurance. These are key donations that will bring the fundraising phase closer to the goal of raising $500,000.
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Trenton High School, track/athletic field, 15 Fourth Avenue, Trenton
THS Track Quest is a community-based initiative geared towards rebuilding the track and field complex at Trenton High School. Once the new facility is completed, the Quinte West community and students will be provided with a first class, modern track as a result of this ambitious community project.
Track Quest is spearheaded by the Trenton High School Alumni Association, working in conjunction with its partners: the City of Quinte West, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation (HPELF).
“Together, the partners are seeing this endeavour through to the finish-line,” state Campaign Co-chair Duncan Armstrong. “The Alumni Association has worked tirelessly over the past six months raising funds. They’ve sent out a community mailer, conducted on-line campaigns, requested significant major donations, and organized a golf tournament.”
Quinte West Mayor John Williams will present a cheque for $150,000, representing the funds pledged by Quinte West Council.
Mayor Williams stated, “Council chose to support THS Track Quest as students, their families and community residents will all benefit from a refurbished, modern track facility. It’s truly a community resource.”
For the family of Doug Whitley, the significant donation that will be presented is a gift in memory of their father.
“Our dad felt a personal commitment to the success of this project, and our gift is a tribute to him. He was one of the first people to endorse and commit to making a new track a reality,” remarked son Paul Whitley.
Donations can be made through The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation by telephone or mail.
For more information contact:
Maribeth deSnoo, The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, 613-966-1170, extension 2205
Dunc Armstrong, Co Chair, THS Track Quest Project, 613-392-1227