The Surrey Sports Museum Endowment Fund

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The fund celebrates Surrey’s athletes who have demonstrated the mental fortitude and commitment to take their athletic performance to a high level. The fund intends to showcase, profile and inspire athletes who have roots in Surrey. This may include developing a permanent exhibit space and exhibits in Surrey’s City Center.

The idea for the Surrey Sports Museum was the vision of the late Bill McNamara, a former Surrey Fire Fighter, community advocate, volunteer,  sports enthusiast and very talented athlete. He was also an avid participant in the World Police and Fire Games well into his senior years, garnering more than 50 medals. He was inducted into the games’ hall of fame in 2015. One of Elizabeth’s hopes is that one of the first exhibits funded would acknowledge Bill’s accomplishments.  In 2010, he received Surrey’s Good Citizen Award and was honoured with several other awards.

This fund was founded by Elizabeth Model, the CEO of the Surrey Downtown Business Improvement Association. On the occasion of her 100th IRONMAN Competition, she chose the opportunity to form a campaign that would create a legacy.

  • In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, SurreyCares Community Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.

  • Donations to this fund will support the charity's general charitable purposes. Statements about the fund's purpose or how donations will be applied are reflective of the charity's current intent and are subject to change.

  • All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.