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New Indigenous Sports Academy gets financial assist from Saskatoon Blades – Global News

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202134 Views

October 14, 2021

The Saskatoon Blades are throwing their support behind a new hockey academy for Indigenous youth.

The team presented members of the Indigenous Sports Academy Eagles with a cheque for $5,000 on Thursday and Blades captain Aidan De La Gorgendiere gave some Eagles players a tour of the Western Hockey League club’s facility at SaskTel Centre.

The Saskatoon-based ISA opened its doors this fall with a goal of providing Indigenous youth an opportunity to pursue their education while playing hockey.

“(We’re) trying to get the academy off the ground and any kind of support from the corporate community or other community groups, it’s huge to help offset some of those initial costs of building a program,” ISA founding director Courage Bear said.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8267328/new-indigenous-sports-academy-financial-assist-saskatoon-blades/

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