Our Cause

 

Thanks to you, the runners, the donors, the pledges, the volunteers, and our sponsors, the Rotary Huron Shore Run was recently presented with a plaque from the Grey Bruce Health Services for our generous support to the hospital campaign.

Proceeds from Rotary Huron Shore Run are divided as follows:

70% Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation
Fantastic News:  At along last the Ministry of Health has approved the final stage in the l process for the NEW ER and LAB in Southampton….! Construction is underway, and a Big Thank You to all our supporters.Funds raised with your help enable the Hospital to provide life saving and essential equipment to keep quality healthcare close to home

10% Southampton Rotary
Funds raised are for local Rotary projects. In the past these funds have been donated to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

10% Port Elgin Rotary
Funds raised are for local Rotary projects. In the past these funds have been donated to Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation

10% Saugeen Track Club

The Rotary Huron Shore Run, which is once again set for the first Saturday of June, is one of the largest mass participation events in the area; typically drawing well over a thousand participants, volunteers and spectators.  This event is a significant fundraising event for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation; supporting continuing high quality health care in our area.  What you may not know, is that in addition to supporting the local hospital, the Run also supports other not-for-profit organizations such as the Saugeen Track and Field Club.

The Track Club, founded over 35 years ago in Saugeen Shores, is one of Canada’s preeminent track and field organizations; consistently ranked among the top track and field organizations in the country.  The Club has produced three Olympians, a Rhodes Scholar and two athletes that have won World Championship medals.  It’s athletes have won almost 100 National Championship medals and close to 1700 Provincial titles.  Many of the Club’s younger athletes and parents of athletes work the water stations during the Run which, for many of the younger athletes, is one of the highlights of the track and field season.

The fit between the Rotary Huron Shore Run and the Saugeen Track and Field Club is a good one.  Both organizations support an active and healthy lifestyle and look to increase participation in athletic endeavors.  In large part due to the increased support of the Rotary Club and, in particular, the Rotary Huron Shore Run, the Track Club has tripled its membership over the last several years.  The donation received from the Rotary Huron Shore Run typically accounts for almost a third of the Club’s operating budget.

When you are out on the course on Saturday June 3th, you will not only be doing something good for yourself by promoting a healthy lifestyle, you will be supporting several important organization in the community.