2013 Mark Lowry Drive for the Podium
Golf Tournament Raises $15,000
An energetic and fun-filled group of 160 people made up of
sport leaders, high performance coaches and athletes, sponsors,
family and friends, as well as members of the Ottawa business
community came together on June 17th at the Stonebridge Golf
and Country Club to honour the late Mark Lowry and raise $15,000
for Olympic podium potential sports. Read the full press
Thank you to all participants, sponsors and supporters!
COC Board member Wayne Russell receives the $15,000 cheque
from Jennifer and Brendan Lowry
2013 Tournament Photo Gallery
Photos of the tournament and dinner are now
Sport Excellence Fund Directs $20,000
to Speed Skating Canada
During the post-tournament dinner, the Lowry Family was pleased
to announce that $20,000 will be directed to Speed Skating
Canada to help fund the Mark Lowry Speed Skating Tech
Shop at the Calgary Olympic Oval. The project will
include specialized equipment used in the rockering of skate
blades that allows speed skaters to optimize performance through
precise tuning of their blades leading to enhanced power,
control and balance. A symbolic cheque was presented to Mark
Mathies, Executive Director, Sport for Speed Skating Canada
and to Ian Moss, CEO of Speed Skating Canada.
Mark Mathies and Ian Moss of Speed Skating Canada receive
the cheque to support the Mark Lowry Speed Skating
from the Lowry Family.
2012 DFTP Tournament raises $19,000
The 2012 Drive for the Podium Golf Tournament was a great
success. In addition to raising $19,000 we also raised awareness
for Olympic athletes and their need for additional funding.
Thanks to our sponsors for their ongoing support but most
of all thanks to all who attended and showed their generosity
at the auction tables.
Mike Chambers, COC Past President receives the $19,000 cheque
from Jennifer and Brendan Lowry.
Visit our photo
gallery of the 2012 Tournament.
Three Sports Are Beneficiaries
of $63,900 from the Mark Lowry Memorial Sport Excellence Fund
Jennifer and Brendan Lowry are pleased to announce that
the Lowry family has decided to make contributions totaling
$63,900 to three separate sports in 2011. More...
2011 Drive for the Podium a Huge Success!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2011 Mark Lowry Drive
for the Podium Golf Tournament held on June 20th at Stonebridge
Golf and Country Club.
The weather was gorgeous and the 150+ attending had a great
day. Your generosity was exceptional and we raised $21,000
this year, not easy in these challenging financial times.
The proceeds of this tournament are used to assist current
and aspiring Olympic athletes and coaches. Over the past six
years that the tournament has been held over $150,000 has
We were honoured to have former Olympians Alex Baumann (swimming),
Sue Holloway (cross country skiing, canoe/kayak), Alison Korn
(rowing), Ole Sorensen (wrestling) and Scott Cranham (diving)
take part in the day.
Emcee Scott Russell of CBC Sports did his usual wonderful
job at keeping the evening program rolling and the Lowry family
truly appreciates his continued support of the tournament.
Auctioneer Kent Browne also provided his services and helped
raise a significant amount through the live auction.
Thanks go to our many sponsors (see below) and auction prize
donors for their generosity as well. Without them this event
would not be near the success that it is.
Watch this web site for news of where the next contribution
will be made from the Mark Lowry Sport Excellence Fund.
Jennifer and Brendan Lowry present a cheque in the amount
to Jean Dupré, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee
The Mark Lowry Memorial Sport Excellence Fund was established
as a tribute to Mark Lowry, the Canadian Olympic Committee's
Executive Director of Sport, who passed away on October 22,
If you are unable to join us for the tournament and wish to
support the fund, you can make a donation directly to the
fund by cheque. Please email
us for details.