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Dedication to improving the lives of young people pays off


Dedication to improving the lives of young people pays off

Golfing Champion Paul Lawrie OBE has received the Winning Scotland Foundation 2012 award for his commitment to raising the aspirations of young people.

Winning Scotland Foundation

The Foundation's programmes, partnerships, research and development initiatives are making a genuine difference to the lives of young people in Scotland. By creating a positive culture to learn through sport the young can embrace the many benefits of sport and physical activity - including resilience, positivity and team work.

The award
In 2010, Winning Scotland Foundation created the award to recognise individuals who are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of young people in Scotland through their:

  • Positivity and strong leadership
  • Tenacity in pursuit of increased youth participation in sport
  • Innovative practices to reach goals
  • True sportsmanship qualities
  • Promotes winning as success through sustained effort in sport and in life

Sir Bill Gammell, Founder of Winning Scotland Foundation, said: “Paul’s achievements embody the vision of Winning Scotland Foundation which is success through sustained effort. His successes in the field of golf and his dedication to improving the lives of young people through sport makes him an excellent role model for children in Scotland and a worthy winner of this award.

Paul Lawrie Foundation
In March 2001, Lawrie formed the Paul Lawrie Foundation. The Foundation aims to support and sustain an interest and enthusiasm for the game of golf amongst under-18s. Activities are delivered in a fun and relaxed setting with equipment provided if necessary.

Paul Lawrie OBE was delighted to receive the award at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, by saying “Naturally, I’m delighted to accept this award in recognition of both my personal achievement within the game but more so for the work of my Foundation. I get huge enjoyment witnessing children benefit from the programmes and activities we provide and thank the many people, particularly my wife Marian, for their efforts in bringing it to fruition

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Andrew Jenkin


Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 23:00