BLAZERS SPORTS SOCIETY LEGACY FUND APPLICATION
The Sports Legacy Fund is an investment in the sporting community of Kamloops and surrounding region by the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society and Blazers Sports Foundation. It has been established as a result of the 2007 sale of the WHL Kamloops Blazers Hockey franchise and by the commitment of the members of these organizations to sustainable sport initiatives through opportunity, growth and excellence.
The Society recognizes both financial and organizational support as valuable use of the income from the Legacy Fund. Wherever possible, financial support is accompanied by efforts to build the capacity and effectiveness of amateur sport organizations.
Organizational capacity is based on a sound governance foundation, the strength of leadership planning and appropriate succession strategies for organization membership and direction. This may be accomplished by board development training, customized training workshops and organization management.
Leadership development is key to membership sustainability as well as being directed to the coaches and officials essential for the success of the organization.
Community based volunteer support and cooperative efforts to sustain this much-needed resource are critical for the numerous events held annually in the City and Region. This can be accomplished by encouraging people to volunteer, increasing the capacity of organizations to attract new volunteers, enhancing the experience and recognizing the service.
Proceeds from the Legacy Fund are not intended to replace existing sources of income for sport organizations. The opportunity for the leverage of Society funds and matching of grants significantly extends its capacity.
The Fund is intended to support:
The annual application period is from October 1st to November 30th. All completed
• Board approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising and administration.
The Legacy Fund will support fledgling organizations establish themselves within the sport community on the understanding that oversight expectations and due diligence are increased until the organization is established and sustainable.
Smaller sport organizations, which are not incorporated under the BC Society Act, are