Telus is prepared to contribute up to $75,000 to the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP) between now and August 2012, depending on how many new Optik TV customers they enlist in the community in the next year.
According to a release, Telus will contribute $100 for every new customer up to $75,000, or 750 customers. That money will be used to fund WASP's sports and recreation programs for athletes with a wide range of disabilities, including skiing, snowboarding, hand cycling, rowing/kayaking, triathlon and more. As well, WASP is raising funds to build an adaptive ski centre at Olympic Station on Whistler to house their growing supply of equipment and instructors.
"Telus has been a tremendous supporter of the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program through our substantial growth during the last few years," said WASP Executive Director Chelsey Walker. "We are so pleased that Telus has chosen our organization for this amazing community contribution. Telus, through the Optik TV initiative, is actively breaking down the financial, social and economic barriers to world class sports, therapeutic and recreational opportunities for individuals with a disability."
Since 2000, Telus has contributed $5.1 million and 500 volunteer hours to community initiatives in Whistler.