Springer Memorial, Queen’s College take part in Scotiabank International High School 4×100 Relay Championship at the Toronto International Track & Field Games
Scotiabank congratulates the Springer Memorial and Queen’s College relay teams on their participation in the Scotiabank International High School 4×100 Relay Championship at the Toronto International Track and Field Games; Springer Memorial’s team placed 6th in the girls’ schools relay in a time of 48:40 while the Queen’s College boys placed 7th with a time of 43:20.
“Thanks to Scotiabank’s support, Springer Memorial was able to go to Toronto again to compete at the international level against other top high school teams from the Caribbean and North America,” said Sean Dupigny, coach of Barbados’ Springer Memorial girl’s relay team. “Through these types of opportunities, these girls get more than the chance to win a race, they gain new experiences and form friendships that enrich them. You can’t put a dollar figure on that.”
Though Scotiabank Bright Future, the Bank sponsored 11 track and field teams from high schools in the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago who made their way to Toronto to compete against other high performing athletes from high schools in Ontario, Canada and Michigan, U.S.A.
“I want to congratulate Springer Memorial and Queen’s College and every runner that participated in the Scotiabank International High School 4×100 Relay Championships,” said Kaz Flinn, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Scotiabank. “We are proud to support the Toronto International Track and Field Games through the Scotiabank Bright Future program as part of our commitment to supporting sports initiatives in the communities where we live and work around the world. We believe that access to sports at a young age help youth build teamwork and leadership skills that will serve them throughout their lives.”
The Scotiabank Bright Future program is the Bank’s global philanthropic program which brings together all of the Bank’s charitable, social and community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one banner. Through the Bright Future program, the Bank’s charitable efforts are aimed at being relevant and responsive to the needs of each community at a grassroots level and provide support across the fields of health, arts, education, social services, sports and the environment.