RDC considers athletic sustainability fund

September 15, 2010

Red Deer College is contemplating establishing an athletic sustainability fund to ensure college sports will not get cut in the event of a funding crunch. RDC president Joel Ward is proposing a fund, similar to those at American post-secondary institutions, that would be created through donations and endowments. The college dropped its hockey team in 2004 when it did not have the money for a full-time coach and extra funds to build a solid talent base. Ward says having an athletic sustainability fund could bring the hockey team back and ensure other sports get the funding they need. Red Deer Advocate