Fredericton orthodontist announces $100,000 for local school sports

Hatheway Orthodontics has announced $100,000 over five years for local school sports.

The funding will help support 30 middle school athletic programs across the Anglophone West School District and the four francophone schools within the same area.

Fredericton's Dr. Bob Hatheway says he wants to see more children participating in athletics and remove some of the barriers that prevent kids from getting into the game.

Athletic directors can access the funding for awards, equipment support, and the new Just Play program that provides disadvantaged children with what they need to participate.

This is the second time Hatheway Orthodontics has contributed $100,000 for middle school sports, as the previous donation spanned ten years, affecting 4,000 students each year.