Susan DeNure Fund
The Susan DeNure Sports Fund was launched by Ray DeNure in 2011, to honour Susan’s memory. Susan had a passion for cycling, and she wanted to inspire local children to stay active. Only a few months after launching the Susan DeNure Sports Fund, over 350 children in Kawartha Lakes had the opportunity to participate in cycling programs. What started as a cycling initiative quickly encompassed more sports programs such as basketball, ball hockey and soccer. Today we are proud to say the fund has over 7,000 active participants!
In 2017, we decided to expand on Susan’s dream and become even more involved with the children and youth in our community. We are pleased to announce that the Susan DeNure Sports Fund will now be known as the Susan DeNure Fund in order to incorporate all programs that we support.
The Susan DeNure Fund now sponsors the Youth Meal Program facilitated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. With this program, many youths who would otherwise not receive a meal, prepare and eat dinner daily at the club.
In addition, the Susan DeNure Fund will inspire young people to travel. DeNureTours will operate an annual trip that will be available to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. And every year we will ensure that kids will not miss out if they do not have the means. A lot has been accomplished over the past six years. We are glad that we have been able to take Susan’s wish to “buy bikes for kids” and expand that to other sports, healthy meals and travel opportunities.
We are eager to see what the next six years will bring!