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School teams return from meet

Springer Memorial relay team with coach Sean Dupigny.

Springer Memorial relay team with coach Sean Dupigny.

The Springer Memorial and Queen’s College relay teams are back home after competing in the Scotiabank International High Schools 4×100 Relay Championship at the Toronto International Track and Field Games on June 11.

Springer Memorial’s team placed sixth in the girls’ schools relay in a time of 48.40 while the Queen’s College boys placed seventh with a time of 43:20. Their participation in the event was facilitated through the assistance of Scotiabank.

“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 the 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 which 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 programme 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 programme is the bank’s global philanthropic initiative which brings together all of the bank’s charitable, social and community efforts and employee volunteer activities under one banner. Through the Bright Future programme, the bank’s charitable efforts are aimed at being relevant and responsive to the needs of each community.

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