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PotashCorp donates $150,000 to U of R athletics

News Release Release Date: March 15, 2013 7:40 p.m.

PotashCorp, the world’s largest crop nutrient company, made a $150,000 donation to University of Regina athletics tonight. The funds will be used to help support each of the University’s 16 men’s and women’s varsity teams.

"PotashCorp is proud to support athletic programming at the University of Regina," said Denita Stann, PotashCorp's VP of Investor and Public Relations. "Not only do the programs help support the development of a healthy lifestyle, they also provide valuable education to students outside the classroom, teaching important lessons about leadership, commitment and teamwork –  the same values that drive our company and our people every day."  

The announcement of the gift was made at a ceremony at tonight’s McGill Martlets versus Regina Cougars game at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) women’s championship basketball tournament, which the University of Regina is hosting.

“On behalf of the entire University of Regina community, I would like to thank PotashCorp for this contribution that will provide much-needed support for those talented and dedicated students who have chosen to combine academics and athletics,” said University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons. “As this weekend’s CIS Women’s Basketball Championship will demonstrate once again, our student-athletes embody the ideals of competition, fair play, and teamwork. They inspire and unite our University community and the community-at-large, and PotashCorp’s contribution will help continue that tradition.”

The Saskatoon-based PotashCorp plays an integral role in global food production by producing the three essential nutrients required to help farmers grow healthier, more abundant crops. With global population rising and diets improving in developing countries, crop nutrients such as potash, phosphates and nitrogen offer a responsible and practical solution to help produce the food people need, from the planet’s arable land.

 

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