True Sport Foundation Announces 2023 Recipients of the Sport Study Scholarship from the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

Ottawa – June 6, 2023 – The True Sport Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund sport study scholarship. The awards, in the amount of $2,000 each, have been given to Caroline Hummell for the project, “Exploring the Invisible and Inspirational Labour of Canadian Women Coach Mentors,” and Samantha Burelle for the project, “Exploration of Safe Sport Practices and Safe Sport Culture Through Youth Coach Perspectives.”

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund is a national endowment fund established by life-long leader in sport, Lyle Makosky. The sport study scholarship program provides annual financial awards to support the study of values and ethics-based challenges, and related policies affecting non-professional Canadian sport. The True Sport Foundation manages the fund and selects award winners.

“There is usually a question of values at the core of the challenges and issues facing sport today… which values do we wish to be embodied and reflected in Canadian sport; which values are important to engage; which fundamental values are under threat, and so on. It is encouraging to see that the Values and Ethics Fund is helping to reveal and support the thoughtful and engaging study of such questions in Canadian sport,” said Lyle Makosky on the announcement of the 2023 awards.

“The True Sport Foundation is pleased that this scholarship is providing students with meaningful support for the thoughtful examination of ethical issues impacting sport in Canada,” said Karri Dawson, Executive Director of the True Sport Foundation. “Caroline and Samantha’s research projects will make a contribution to the Canadian sport community through insight that has the potential to have a positive impact on athlete experiences.”

Caroline is completing a PhD at Brock University and Samantha is completing a PhD at York University. Both recipients are active in the Canadian sport community.

“I am incredibly honoured to be a recipient of the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund. As a former athlete and coach, the presence of quality sport mentors is pivotal for women’s advancement and retention in sport leadership positions. This award will support research that explores how women coach mentors experience inspirational and invisible labour, and how we can better support these individuals in a way that adequately recognizes their contributions to the sport community,” said Caroline. “I am grateful to the True Sport Foundation for investing in research that aims to contribute to ethical and safe sporting environments here in Canada.”

“I am honoured to have been awarded the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund and grateful for the support of the True Sport Foundation for my study. Thanks to their generosity, I will be able to continue to contribute to the ever-changing, yet necessary, discussion on Safe Sport and the critical role of youth coaches in values-based and ethical sport. Importantly, this fund will support the mobilization of the research directly into sport by ensuring the findings are shared with coaches, sport organizations, and other stakeholders,” said Samantha.

Read more about the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund.

About the True Sport Foundation

The True Sport Foundation is a national charitable organization committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to individuals and communities. The Foundation works with its many partners through programs and activities that promote values-based sport for all Canadians.

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