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Donor Spotlight: OSEG Foundation

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Support Our Troops is proud to announce that the OSEG Foundation will be the presenting donor for a new initiative called the Champions Program for youth of military families living in the National Capital Region. The OSEG Foundation’s donation to the Champions Program will provide fitness, recreation and core characteristics to help build resiliency in youth from military families.

“We want to develop programs and initiatives that get more kids off the sidelines and into the game,” says Janice Barresi, Executive Director of the OSEG Foundation.

She is thrilled to have the foundation, along with coaches and players from the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Ottawa 67s and Ottawa Fury FC participating in the initiative. “We want to develop programs and initiatives that get more kids off the sidelines and into the game.”

The Champions Program will be overseen by Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services’ (CFMWS) Personnel Support Programs (PSP) division. The Program is a nine-week camp starting this Fall, that encourages youth to foster a healthy and active lifestyle through sports and athletic activities. It will promote sportsmanship, and develop fundamental skills and teamwork.

The program starting September 29, 2019 is offered at no cost, with priority registration for youth of the following groups: families of deceased CAF members; families of CAF members who are currently deployed, on a prolonged course/training program, scheduled for deployment or serving away from their families; and families of ill/injured members of the CAF, being supported through the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group (CAF TG). The mandate of CAF TG is to support all members with professional services as they transition from active duty to post-military life.

We are grateful to the OSEG Foundation for making a significant and positive impact on youth in Ottawa through the Champions Program.

For program and registration information visit: cafconnection.ca/champion

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