Former Sudbury resident Perry Dellelce and his family have donated $2 million to the Canadian Olympic Foundation to support Canadian athletes at the upcoming games in Tokyo.
The 2020 Summer Olympic games are scheduled to begin July 23, however, the Olympic Torch Relay for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 started its journey from Fukushima to Tokyo on March 25.
Dellelce, his wife, Susan, and their children, Taylor and Nicholas, all believe in the transformational power of sport, said a news release. Dellelce is a managing partner of Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, is a renowned business leader, lawyer, philanthropist, and chair of the board of the Canadian Olympic Foundation.
“Since 2014, when Perry joined the Canadian Olympic family, he has been ‘all in’,” said Cindy Yelle, CEO, Canadian Olympic Foundation. “He understands the positive impact of sport and the need for investment in the future of Team Canada. This gift – one of the Foundation’s largest donations to date – signifies the Dellelce family’s belief that sport helps shape us as individuals and as a country. We are tremendously grateful for their leadership.”
The Dellelce family’s donation will support Canadian athletes in their training and help fund coaches, as well as supporting medical teams that make it possible for athletes at all levels to reach their full potential.
“Supporting athletes representing Canada who wear the maple leaf on their sleeves and in their hearts to achieve their aspirations has inspired our family to support Team Canada,” said Susan Dellelce, in a news release. “Our athletes, coaches and the entire Canadian Olympic movement represent the values of kindness, integrity, inclusion and diversity. These are true Canadian ideals that we want to support and advance.”
“We view our gift as an investment in Canada and all the good that our country represents. We are hopeful that our support inspires other Canadians to invest in Team Canada,” sad Perry Dellelce, in the news release.
The Dellelce family’s donation will allow Team Canada to make substantial, tangible investments in people and infrastructure, said David Shoemaker, CEO and Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee.
For more information about the Canadian Olympic Foundation visit olympicfoundation.ca.