Posted by Editoress on 11/13/14
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is pleased to announce its support of the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund - a fund to assist the study of values, ethics and policies affecting non-professional Canadian sport.
The fund will provide annual financial awards to back foundational, applied and evaluative research to increase the understanding of challenges related to values in, and of, sport in Canada - with the goal of advancing solutions that strengthen the conduct of sport.
"The CCES is happy to support and promote the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund," said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. "By studying the quality and integrity of sport in Canada, the fund will be an important resource in helping improve the Canadian sport system."
Lyle Makosky - a long-time supporter of values-based sport - established the fund in 2014 to support the work of the CCES and the True Sport Foundation. His initial donation to the fund is being matched by the CCES. In addition, through the generous support of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the True Sport Foundation is also in a position to provide a matching contribution. To ensure the long-term sustainability of this award program, a more substantial bequest has also been provided in Mr. Makosky's Will.
"Having been involved in sport my entire life, I’ve seen the powerful role that a good sport experience can play in building strong individuals and strong communities," said Makosky. "But we know that not every sport experience is a positive one and that can undermine the benefits that sport can bring to our lives. By intentionally studying the values and ethics challenges, in and of sport, we can assess the degree to which sport is providing and achieving what we expect, and in ways we believe are true to its values and ethics."
Those eligible to apply to the fund include:
• high-performance athletes enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution
• post-secondary students active in sport
• sport practitioners active in, or working in, sport
• educators / academics teaching in a sport, sport science or sport management discipline, who meet the criteria.
For more information, including the application criteria and requirements, please visit www.truesportfoundation.ca.
Those interested in supporting this initiative can make a tax-deductible donation online at www.canadahelps.org, by selecting the "Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund" from the drop-down menu.
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