John Hasselfield Endowment Foundation

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Number of Students Assisted since 2011:  232
Total Amount of Foundation Funds Dispersed: $76,096.00
Total  Funds Dispersed this YEAR: $15,783.00

Where Award Winners are Located

Distribution of Award Winners
NAVARRA An compelling story of this Calgary high school student who last fall was preparing to take part in her first triathlon when she was diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder. Part of what she wrote in her essay is below: “I was born with Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder resulting in frequent subluxation and dislocation of my joints, breathing problems, severe migraines, and pain, among other symptoms. The severity of my symptoms have increased as I reached my teenage years, needing a surgery to rebuild my shoulder joint by the time I was fifteen. The disability is an invisible one, but when my joints sublax or become injured, I need to use supports such as slings, braces, tape, canes, crutches, and, most recently, a wheelchair. I do not intend to allow my disability to prevent me doing what I love, but it has been very challenging to participate in my sports while in a wheelchair.” Navarra was asking for money to help buy a sports wheelchair so she could continue taking part in the sports that she loves. We could only help her with $350 but when Vel Hasselfield was relating the story to some friends in Palm Desert, they were so taken with her story that they donated $1000.00 (US) to Navarra. When I delivered the money to Navarra at her high school in Calgary, she met me in the school office and told me that through some fundraising at school combined with the money from JHEF and the private donation, she was going to be able to purchase the sports wheelchair. She has been trying out wheel chairs and has chosen the one she thought would best suit her needs. She was off the following week to Edmonton to compete in provincial track and field championships. Triathlon Athlete

EMILY A robotics club organized and run by Emily, a high school student in Calgary. She was asking for money to help send her team of young kids interested in robotics to a robotics competition in Texas. She was raising money for her whole team so we asked her to identify some individuals who were in need of financial help to attend the competition. We then received applications from 4 of her club members, all of whom definitely qualified for funding. Team members who received funding: Emily, Griffin, Felix and Tim Junio Tech Kids Academy

BAMFIELD Several students made funding requests to attend their schools Bamfield Trip, where students are exposed to and experience marine and coastal sciences on the wild wet coast of BC, through many hands-on experiences. These students were sponsored: Ane, Lovejivan, Muskan, Navreet, and Navpreet, . School Sponsored Trip

TEAM HANDBALL I am writing you to extend my deepest gratitude for the funding that I have received. As a young athlete, this donation means a great deal to me and is incredibly helpful in supporting my personal development and activities. As I'm sure you are aware athletic costs quickly add up, this funding will help a great deal in this aspect. I am incredibly thankful to you and all others at the foundation for considering me and giving me this grant so that I can continue to pursue my opportunities. Thank you note

SWIMMER I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the generous scholarship. This weekend at the Alberta Championship swim meet I swam 7 events. I earned a gold medal in 800m freestyle, 200m butterfly and 4 x 200m freestyle relay. As well I earned 2 silver medals (1500m freestyle & 400m freestyle) and 1 bronze medal (400m individual medley). I was also awarded the high point aggregate award for 14-15 year old males. One of my main swim objectives this season was to qualify for Mel Zajac swim meet in Vancouver, BC. This weekend I successfully completed this goal. The funds you will be providing will help with travel and meet fees for Mel Zajac. I have attached some photos from my weekend. Thank you note

TEAM HANDBALL I just wanted to send you an update on my adventures with Team Canada! Upon our arrival we spent three days in Puebla for training, team building, and exhibition games! Then we went to Mexico City and stayed at the Olympic Centre for the duration of the tournament. The competition went from April 4th to 8th, where we played Junior (18 - 20 year olds) teams from the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. We ended up finishing third overall receiving bronze medals! It was one of the greatest experiences in my life! I got to meet my incredibly passionate teammates and learn under some pretty high level coaches. More recently, my High School Handball Team won Tier 2 Provincials in Lacombe - it was also such a great experience, as I got to share it with my younger sister. This upcoming summer I am going to Denmark with my U19 Alberta handball team from July 7 to 16. I am also going to Quebec for a training camp with my U19 national team from August 1 to 10. Sorry to get back to you so late, as I have been crazy busy with school, work, and lots of sports (including tons of Handball). Thank you again for the financial support from the John Hasselfield Foundation - it went toward an amazing experience! I will continue to promote the Foundation at every opportunity! Thank you note

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