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HarbourCats Foundation launches with support of Island Savings

August 3, 2018

The Victoria HarbourCats Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union.

The maturation of the HarbourCats over the first six seasons has seen them develop into a leader on and off the field in the West Coast League, while also making Wilson's Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park a gathering place for the community, and a can't miss summer tradition in Victoria. As such, the owners of the club feel that the HarbourCats can be, and should be, a leader in our community. That is where the vision for the HarbourCats Foundation was born.

"It is our pleasure, on behalf of the Victoria HarbourCats baseball club, to partner with Island Savings to launch the HarbourCats Foundation," says Founding President Richard Michaels.

"The Foundation will support baseball and softball efforts across the Greater Victoria area by helping make these two sports affordable for all children".

Island Savings stepped forward with a $3,000 seed donation in support of the Victoria HarbourCats Foundation. The partnership will be formally announced during the opening announcements of the HarbourCats home game on Monday, August 6th.

“We are thrilled to partner with a like-minded organization who shares our passion for helping build strong and vibrant communities,” says Colin Nicol, VP of Advisory Services at Island Savings. “Sport can be an incredibly powerful tool in the development of our youth, and we’re excited that this partnership provides those in need with greater access to baseball and softball through the foundation.”

Whether it be assisting in the purchase of much-needed equipment, education or fee support, the HarbourCats Foundation will strive to foster the growth and sustainability of baseball and softball so that all youth enjoy the opportunity to play these wonderful past times.

Donations to the HarbourCats Foundation can be made online or at any Island Savings branch.


About Island Savings

Island Savings is a member-owned financial co-operative, providing banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses throughout Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.'s third-largest credit union with $10 billion in assets, 250,000 members, 53 branches and 38 insurance offices throughout the province, Island Savings brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. For more information on Island Savings, visit

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