In 2000, Parks Foundation Calgary formed a partnership with the Calgary Booster Club to establish the Calgary Amateur Sports Legacy Fund. Recently, the legacy fund was renamed Art Smith Amateur Sports Legacy Fund, to honour a great Canadian, popularly known as Mr. Calgary. Art Smith was also a founding member of the Calgary Booster Club.
Together these two groups are building an endowment fund to provide much needed support for amateur athletes. Awards are based on level of performance and financial need. Athletes should be competing at a high-performance national/international level in sport and should demonstrate financial need.
The Art Smith Amateur Sports Legacy Fund is administered by Parks Foundation Calgary. This fund focuses on the future with the goal of providing financial assistance for sports infrastructure and capital expenses, support for top amateur athletes and to develop high school and post-secondary sporting levels.
Applicants to the Art Smith Amateur Sports Legacy Fund should be:
- Successfully competing at a provincial or national level of competition on the verge of moving up to the next level
- Competing at high performance national/international competitions
Calgary is regarded as a leader for sport and athletic development, and efforts to attain this reputation have led to many successes. However, funding requests for amateur sports continues to exceed available finances. Rapid city growth, increasing costs and aging facilities are now leading to a downward trend in participation.
Support Calgary's athletes and aging sports facilities today and in the future by donating to the Art Smith Sports Legacy Fund.
Please Direct Your Donation To:
Parks Foundation Calgary for The Art Smith Amateur Sports Legacy Fund
225 – 13 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1N8