Province Invests $499,000 in Mohawk Park Tennis Club

Published on June 30, 2020

A grant of $499,000 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation will help to foster more active lifestyles for youth and seniors, and provide opportunities for diverse aging communities to stay socially connected at the Mohawk Park Tennis Club in Mississauga-Lakeshore.

MISSISSAUGA – Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, announced today that the Province of Ontario is providing a grant of $499,000, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to the Mohawk Park Tennis Club, to help support active and healthy lifestyles throughout Mississauga-Lakeshore.

This funding will help build on Mohawk Park's current model, assisting with staff and program costs to support a community of approximately 1,500 tennis players in Mississauga-Lakeshore.

“With the summer just kicking-off after many months indoors due to COVID-19, it’s as important as ever to ensure our children and seniors are given the opportunity to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle,” said Cuzzetto. “Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our government is providing the Mohawk Park Tennis Club with the tools and support they need to ensure that tennis is a diverse and inclusive sport in Mississauga-Lakeshore, that can be played and enjoyed by everyone.”

“Bianca Andreescu, the first Canadian Grand Slam Champion in history, trained at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga-Lakeshore. It's possible a future Grand Slam Champion will train right here, at the Mohawk Park Tennis Club,” said Cuzzetto.

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is mandated to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the volunteer sector through investments in community-based initiatives.

Grow grants through the Ontario Trillium Foundation help build on the success of a proven model or program. Activities funded include: launch, replicate or adapt a program; scale up a program currently being delivered, thus impacting more people; and improve the quality of a program currently delivered to increase impact.


MPP Rudy Cuzzetto congratulates Mohawk Park Tennis Club President Alex Gregory

 


MPP Rudy Cuzzetto congratulates 2019 US Open Champion Bianca Andreescu

 

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Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228