Four charities crowned Fast Pitch champs, share in grants worth $20,000

The Winnipeg Foundation

Fast Pitch Showcase

For Immediate Release: After 10 weeks of preparation and practice, four local charities have been crowned Fast Pitch champions.

Grand Prize ($10,000 grant): Sunshine House
People’s Choice ($5,000 grant): CanU Canada
Coaches’ Choice ($2,500 grant): Project Neecheewam
Presenters’ Choice ($2,500 grant): SSCOPE (Self-Starting Creative Opportunities for People in Employment)

Fast Pitch is a coaching program coordinated by The Winnipeg Foundation. Volunteers from the legal, financial, marketing and business sectors teamed up with charitable community leaders to develop the Fast Pitches. The Grand Prize was decided by a team of judges and the others were determined through text-to-vote.

“All of the Fast Pitches last night were incredibly strong,” says Jennifer Partridge, Strategic Projects Associate with The Winnipeg Foundation. “One of the goals of Fast Pitch is to help charities learn to tell their stories clearly and succinctly, and that’s exactly what happened. Although this was a competition, more importantly it was about building connections, showcasing the impressive work going on in our city and celebrating Winnipeggers’ generosity.”

“The Foundation’s vision is ‘a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.’ Fast Pitch is one of the ways we’re working to fulfil this vision, and build our philanthropic community,” says Foundation CEO Richard Frost.

Built by people from all walks of life, The Winnipeg Foundation pools and invests gifts entrusted to it in order to generate grants that benefit a variety of local charitable needs For Good. Forever. Established in 1921, we’re proud to be Canada’s first community foundation.

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Fast Pitch sponsors: MLT Aikins; Creaddo Group; Fillmore Riley; National Bank Financial - Silicz Birdsall Advisory Group; TDS Law.

For more information, or to get in touch with presenters and coaches, please contact:

LuAnn Lovlin, Director of Communications
204.781.9336 (cell)
Email LuAnn

Richard L. Frost, CEO
944.9474 ext. 223
Email Rick