Ski club do­nates as­sets to ben­e­fit com­mu­nity fit­ness

The Daily Observer - - SPORTS - STEPHEN UHLER SUh­ler@postmedia.com

From the ashes of the Pem­broke Ski and Snow­board Club comes an ex­cit­ing new part­ner­ship.

Af­ter los­ing the use of the Alice Ski Hill back in 2014, the club has de­cided to do­nate its as­sets to wor­thy causes within the com­mu­nity.

Hali Clouthier, club pres­i­dent, spoke to a pep rally held at Fel­lowes High School Tues­day af­ter­noon, and an­nounced the former club will be putting $12,500 to­wards a $40,000 project which would see an out­door bas­ket­ball and ten­nis court in­stalled be­side the school.

“It was time to move on,” she said, not­ing the club de­cided to liq­ui­date its as­sets and put the money to good use, pro­mot­ing fit­ness and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties for the com­mu­nity.

“The com­mu­nity has been sup­port­ing us for years, so we thought we should sup­port the com­mu­nity,” Clouthier said.

This is a part­ner­ship be­tween the club and the Ren­frew County District School Board.

The out­door fa­cil­ity will be se­cure, pos­sess out­door light­ing and be mon­i­tored by se­cu­rity cam­eras. It will be open for use to the school stu­dents and, on evenings and week­ends, the gen­eral pub­lic.

Con­struc­tion will be­gin in the sum­mer, with the fa­cil­ity ready by the start of school in the fall.

The com­mu­nity has been sup­port­ing us for years, so we thought we should sup­port the com­mu­nity.” Hali Clouthier

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