Larry Reid Memorial Coaching Development Fund reaches preliminary goal

By rdnewsNOW staff
June 13, 2018 - 6:18am

INNISFAIL- The 1962-63 Innisfail Pontiacs Alumni are pleased to announce that has surpassed their preliminary goal of $50,000 as of May 31, 2018.

This was achieved in just 10 months since the Fund was launched in Innisfail on July 31, 2017. 

The Pontiacs Alumni are proud of the progress of the fund, and it’s future.

Members are currently finalizing the details to invest donations received in a secure investment program.  

That investment program will provide Innisfail Minor Hockey Association with an annual grant of approximately $2,500 for coach development enhancement projects.

“The Larry Reid Fund has enabled Innisfail Minor Hockey to pursue coaching initiatives that we would not previously been able to access. These initiatives made an immediate impact on IMHA and we have witnessed these initiatives being used by our coaches on a daily basis. IMHA brought home a couple of league championships this past season and amazingly, three of our teams captured provincial zone titles and represented IMHA at Provincials. This has never been accomplished before. Thank you again for setting up this fund. IMHA is very grateful” says  Randy Graham – Director of Coach and Player Development, Innisfail Minor Hockey Association.

The Pontiacs were pleased to provide their first contribution of $1375 to support four coaching enhancement projects as requested by Innisfail Minor Hockey Association.  

The Larry Reid Memorial Coaching Development Fund was initiated by the 1962/63 Innisfail Pontiacs Midget Hockey Alumni as a way of saluting their wonderful hockey coach, Larry Reid, while at the same time serving as a means of giving back to the Innisfail community. 

Larry Reid worked tirelessly for 20 years in the development of minor hockey in Innisfail, was a player and coach with the Innisfail Eagles and later became one of the pioneers of hockey coach certification in Alberta.

In 2007 he was recognized by Hockey Alberta as one of the top 100 contributors to hockey in Alberta. 

Larry Reid passed away in December, 2016. 

The Fund is designed to provide enhanced coaching development opportunities for coaches of the Innisfail Minor Hockey Association.

More information on the fund, it’s purpose, how to donate, list of donors and current financial status is available at

(Gary McKinnon)

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