Rockwood, Ontario – The inaugural winner of Angelstone’s Commitment to Educate is Paula Turnbull of East Garafraxa, ON.
Angelstone’s Commitment to Educate program gives a $7500 scholarship to a kid in the community by attending events throughout the Tournament season and picking their favorite riders to finish in the top three in the Grand Prix events.
Participants in the 2012 program had the opportunity to qualify for the final during the National Phase 1-3 in August and September.
All qualifiers had their names put forward into a draw on Saturday evening before the Grand Prix where the riders pulled a name from a hat and rode for the kid whose name they pulled.
The kid who was paired with the winning rider was the recipient of a $7,500 scholarship. In this case, Paula’s name was pulled by Yann Candele who has been on a hot streak since returning from the 2012 Olympic Games.
“This program Angelstone has put in place is incredible,” Candele said after the event. “University continues to get more expensive, and to give away a scholarship to someone in the community is amazing! This program also encourages kids to come out and cheer on their favorite riders.”
Angelstone is looking to grow the program in 2013 as they will offer more events and more chances for kids to qualify for the 2013 Commitment to Educate program!