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Sponsor the Drive for the Podium Golf Tournament

We still have lots of opportunities for you to sponsor the Tournament. Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities page or contact us for information on how you can sponsor the tournament and help support the Mark Lowry Memorial Sport Excellence Fund.

2014 Drive for the Podium Registration is NOW OPEN!

Registration for the 2014 Mark Lowry Memorial Drive for the Podium golf tournament in NOW OPEN! Register now.

Monday, June 23rd has been chosen as the date for the 2014 Drive for the Podium golf tournament. If you would like to ensure you receive email info as it becomes available please send an email to info@driveforthepodium.com and we will add you to our distribution list.

Sport Excellence Fund 2013

In 2013, the Lowry Family was pleased to announce that $20,000 was 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.

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 release.

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 available online.

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 Tech Shop
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 been raised.

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 of $21,000
to Jean Dupré, CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee

Donations:
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, 2005.
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.

 


 

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