Gildan’s Collaboration With The Foundation For Athletic Excellence Awards $10,000 To Student Athletes
Montréal, Quebec-headquartered supplier Gildan, in partnership with the Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ), awarded $2,000 leadership grants to five student-athletes who, in addition to excelling in sports and academics, have made a real difference in their communities. Since 2005, Gildan has invested close to $150,000 in the FAEQ to support young university student-athletes who demonstrate academic and athletic excellence, and stand out in their other commitments.
“Gildan is proud to celebrate these young people who are driven by compassion, generosity and altruism, and who create or become involved in projects that make a difference in the lives of those they seek to support,” says Geneviève Gosselin, director of corporate communications and marketing at Gildan. “Despite a challenging year for these student-athletes, they have demonstrated a remarkable ability to improve the lives of those around them, and for that we congratulate them.”
Because the 2020-2021 university sports season was cancelled, the Quebec University Sports Gala will not be taking place this November. Nevertheless, Gildan wanted to highlight the community involvement and achievements of these student-athletes during a virtual awards ceremony on Zoom.
“The FAEQ is fortunate to have been able to count on Gildan’s loyalty and generosity since 2005,” says Patricia Demers, executive director of the Foundation for Athletic Excellence. “By contributing to the university bursary program through the Gildan Leadership bursaries, the company has encouraged young people to pursue their sports and studies while also playing an active role in society. Thank you Gildan, and congratulations to this unique year’s five recipients.”