GFL Environmental has donated $80,000 to the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program team to boost multi-sport community-based programs in the Sea to Sky. Athletes, volunteers and staff from Whistler Adaptive Sports Program came together with members of the GFL Environmental team for a community BBQ in the heart of Whistler village to celebrate a new partnership that includes an $80,000 donation from GFL’s Full Circle Project.
The one-year donation will support the charity’s core remit to deliver multi-sport programs for people with a disability and or neurodiversity living in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton.
“Whistler Adaptive is a vital resource to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve and thanks to GFL Environmental’s generous donation, our coaching, volunteer and operations team will continue in their mission to support access to sport and recreation by breaking down the financial, physical and social barriers that so often limit participation,” said Shelley Milstein, Executive Director of Whistler Adaptive.
Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a registered charity that provides year-round recreational programs for people of all ages with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities or neurodiversity. The program has over 100 plus dedicated volunteers and 20 plus coaches and provides over 3,000 lessons a year in 18 different sports.
GFL Founder and CEO Patrick Dovigi said the company is happy to support Whistler Adaptive by helping create accessible sports programming and learning opportunities that promote inclusivity, confidence, and empowerment for people living with disabilities in Whistler and its neighbouring communities.
Through our Full Circle Project, GFL is committed to giving back to charities like Whistler Adaptive that make a lasting impact on the lives of people who live and work in the local communities we serve.”