Speed Academy hosts fundraiser

Money raised will help the athletes

PICKERING -- The Speed Academy is holding its annual Pub Night Fundraiser on Saturday, June 18.

Again this year the fundraiser will be at Winston Shagwell's Pub and Grill in Pickering. Shagwell's is just east of Whites Road on Highway 2, directly behind Swiss Chalet.

Fundraising is critical to the success of the young athletes in the club. Funds raised go directly to supporting athletes with meet registrations, hotel accommodations and group transportation. The tickets are $25 each, which includes a complete dinner buffet.

This year Canadian Idol personality, Mr. Farley Flex is the host. There will be door prizes, raffles and a silent auction.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tony Sharpe at 416-996-6592.

Tony Sharpe helps score scholarships for track and field stars

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Sharpe, the former Canadian Olympian, runs the Speed Academy, a developmental track and field club in Pickering, which has helped dozens of athletes get NCAA scholarships.

The club was founded in 2006 and Sharpe left his corporate account manager’s job at Bell to track athletes full-time a few years later.

“I’m a full-time coach, you know, not something people do often in Canada,” says Sharpe, 59, adding about 50 Speed Academy athletes have received scholarships.