Gift from alumni helps student-athletes up their game



Giving back regularly to support the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the Saskatoon community, Jack (MSc'69) and Sylvia Vicq (BEd'60) are guided by three philanthropic pillars—education, youth and recreation. That's why their gift of $100,000 in publicly traded shares to the Home Ice Campaign is so fitting for the couple.



Jack and Sylvia Vicq's donation to support a new ice facility at the U of S stems from their appreciation for the community they've raised their family in and their belief in the importance of athletics in students' lives. 
Jack and Sylvia Vicq's donation to support a new ice facility at the U of S stems from their appreciation for the community they've raised their family in and their belief in the importance of athletics in students' lives.

Jack and Sylvia know a lot about what it takes for students to be successful—Jack, a professor emeritus, taught taxation and accounting at the U of S for 33 years, and Sylvia taught at the elementary, high school and adult levels. They've seen how much dedication and commitment it requires to balance school and sports—and how rewarding it can be for student athletes.

Their generous donation will help make Merlis Belsher Place a reality —the new twin-pad ice facility that will give Huskie athletes, campus recreation participants and our community's minor league hockey players more opportunities to fulfill their potential.

Read more on the Home Ice Campaign.

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