PotashCorp donates $150,000 to U of R athletics

Posted: March 21, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Rhonda Speiss (right), manager of Corporate Philanthropy at PotashCorp, presents President Vianne Timmons with a $150,000 cheque to support U of R athletics during the CIS women's basketball championship tournament held March 15-17 at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health, and Sport.
Rhonda Speiss (right), manager of Corporate Philanthropy at PotashCorp, presents President Vianne Timmons with a $150,000 cheque to support U of R athletics during the CIS women's basketball championship tournament held March 15-17 at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health, and Sport. Photo: U of R Photography

PotashCorp, the world’s largest crop nutrient company, is donating $150,000 to University of Regina athletics. The funds will be used to help support each of the University’s 16 men’s and women’s varsity teams.

"PotashCorp is proud to support athletic programming at the University of Regina," said Denita Stann, PotashCorp's VP of Investor and Public Relations. "Not only do the programs help support the development of a healthy lifestyle, they also provide valuable education to students outside the classroom, teaching important lessons about leadership, commitment and teamwork –  the same values that drive our company and our people every day."  

The announcement of the gift was made at a ceremony during the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s championship basketball tournament held at the University of Regina last weekend.

“I would like to thank PotashCorp for this contribution that will provide much-needed support for those talented and dedicated students who have chosen to combine academics and athletics,” said University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons. “Our student-athletes embody the ideals of competition, fair play, and teamwork. They inspire and unite our University community and the community-at-large, and PotashCorp’s contribution will help continue that tradition.”