Willie Desjardins

Willie ‘D’ helps TWU raise bar

Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins added star power to the Spartan Foundation’s annual fundraiser

The annual Spartan Foundation’s Complete Champions event – featuring Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins as guest speaker – once again surpassed fundraising records for the Trinity Western University athletics.

The Nov. 26 reception at the Coast Hotel ballroom raised a record $225,000 for Spartan student-athletes.

The seventh annual Complete Champions reception exceeded this year’s goal of $160,000 (net) and topped last year’s total by nearly $80,000.

The corporate event, whosted by the Spartan Foundation, is entirely focused on raising funds for the TWU Spartans Athletics program and the Complete Champion Approach with the intention of impacting student-athletes’ lives.

“We are so encouraged that this corporate fundraising event continues to grow and gain momentum each year to help the teams and athletes,” said Steve Scholz, executive director of the Spartan Foundation.

“We feel extremely blessed by the support from our corporate sponsors, table sponsors and donors who contributed to our matching fund, as well as those who donated on the day of the event. It is exciting to invest and help student-athletes grow and develop today, as one day, they will be our future leaders.”

Desjardins left the crowd of nearly 350 with some good leadership and coaching nuggets.



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