JUNE 2021


June 27, 2021: Your June update!!


Hey Cruisers Family!


It’s an exciting time for the Cruisers, and the Ontario community as a whole. Many things are opening up again, including access to training facilities for more groups of people, as well as services that we've missed for too long. Stay tuned to the newsletters, social media, and your coaches, as we are optimistic that many activities we loved will get going again as soon as we can!


Congratulations Sooni!

Sooni Mohammed, 15, met Apple CEO, Tim Cook virtually after creating a unique app that captured Cook's attention. Sooni started coding last year when the pandemic kept everyone home. Now, he is one of the winners of Apple's 2021 WWDC challenge.

Check out the Global TV interview: https://globalnews.ca/video/7941581/toronto-teen-coder-with-


Team Spirit to the Fullest!

The Rockets, with the help of a couple of Storm athletes, have taken up a challenge this summer.

Since one of our athletes has returned home to Newfoundland, we decided to run, wheel, walk, bike, kayak, canoe, etc… the distance from her home in Newfoundland and Labrador to the home of another athlete who lives in Linwood, Ontario. So far, we left outer cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, made our way to the ferry. Saw whales and dolphins as we crossed the North Atlantic and made our way to Sydney. From there, we decided to take the scenic route and go along the Cabot trail. We even did a side trip on the very scenic Skyline trail. Last week we finished in Chetecamp, Nova Scotia.

Every Sunday, the team sends in the km they've done during the week; we total them and figure out where we are. We are averaging about 250km/ week as a team. Can't wait to see where we will end up this week.


The return of the Cruisers Cup!

We have some exciting, albeit tentative news. Talks are underway with the City of Brampton to host the Cruisers Cup in November. While we are not yet sure of how many teams can attend or any other limitations that may be in place, we fully expect to host the Cup on November 5-7, 2021!

We'd also like to take this moment to announce the date of the 2021 Cruisers Sports 22nd Annual Golf Tournament, held this year at Carlisle Golf & Country Club on September 24th, 2021.


Stay connected this summer with a Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Join Cruisers Sports this summer for a virtual scavenger hunt!

All ages are welcome to participate in this fun and easy virtual activity that includes a variety of activities to complete. New challenges will be released each week, with chances to earn points all summer long, and compete for some amazing prizes. Watch your email for more details coming soon, and get ready to have some fun!


Scholarship - Alexander J. Szerenyi Award

Hey! Are you entering or continuing your post secondary education this fall? Apply today!

Open to all cruisers athletes (even past recipients) - good for remote or in person learning at any post secondary institution. Winner announced in July with payment made direct to the winner. Simple application - odds are good!! Deadline for submission June 30th - don't let this fantastic opportunity pass you by!

We are incredibly fortunate to once again be able to offer the Alexander J. Szerenyi Award.

The Alexander J. Szerenyi Award is open to members of Cruisers Sports who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Individuals, who are or will be attending a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in Canada; and
  • who have a physical disability.

Alex was a long-time coach with the Cruisers – and still a current Cruisers Super Fan and supporter! This incredible $3000 scholarship award goes a long way to help with education related expenses.

Past winners are listed online, www.cruisers-sports.com/AJSaward, and you can download the application right here: www.cruisers-sports.com/assets/forms/Alexander_J._Szerenyi_Award_2021.pdf

The 2021 application deadline is THIS WEEK -- June 30th, and the winner will be announced July 10th!


FlipGive:

Just want to remind everyone about FlipGive. It's a great way to give back to the Cruisers, while doing what you already do well (spending money). To date, the club has raised over $1930!!! I bought Swiss Chalet for my mom for Mother's Day, and before I did, I bought a gift card on FlipGive, earning the club $7. It's that easy.

Join our team now and you'll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: flipgive.app.link/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Skotty&joincode=T5S4YQ

Or enter this code: T5S4YQ

Want to learn more? Check out this 2 minute video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vTO_Qg4n80


Other donation programs:

Does your work participate in a payroll donation program? If so, Cruisers Sports is likely set up to receive donations! Some of these corporate programs include Benevity or United Way, and often 100% of what you donate can be directed to a specific cause, like Cruisers Sports!

Some workplaces will donate an amount for hours you volunteer – have you thought of becoming a coach, trainer, or weekly programme volunteer? Have you asked if your employer if they participate in any payroll deduction or sponsorship programs? If they do, and we're not listed, let us know the information so we can get onboard!

PayPal even has a “Give at Checkout” feature, where you can make a small donation to a charity when you checkout. You can set up your favourite cause *cough* us *cough*.



As we look forward to Step 2 of the Provincial Re-opening plan on Wednesday, and all the exciting things we can do again, please stay safe, stay healthy, and have fun! 

June 12, 2021: Just a quick reminder


Hey Cruisers Family!


We are incredibly fortunate to once again be able to offer the Alexander J. Szerenyi Award.

The Alexander J. Szerenyi Award is open to members of Cruisers Sports who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Individuals, who are or will be attending a Post-Secondary Educational Institution in Canada; and
  • who have a physical disability.

Alex was a long-time coach with the Cruisers – and still a current Cruisers Super Fan and supporter! This incredible $3000 scholarship award goes a long way to help with education related expenses.

Past winners are listed online, www.cruisers-sports.com/AJSaward, and you can download the application right here: DOWNLOAD

The 2021 application deadline is June 30th, and the winner will be announced at our super incredible Virtual Year End Event.



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