Sport has a great impact on people and society - it can inspire, unite and bring people joy. Sport also plays a very important role in bringing about social change through community building, health promotion, educating youth and social inclusion. The sports sector can help address the challenges facing our economy by creating employment opportunities for people work as professional players, as well as opportunities for people to work in areas which are related to sports. It plays an integral part of child development and teaches youth to lead active, healthy lives while developing many of the fundamental skills necessary to succeed. The skills youth gain through sport carry’s into the larger community and serve children throughout their life, enabling them to become valuable contributing members of society. Competing at the highest level in any sport is an expensive business. Travel, equipment, training, coaching and physiotherapy – the costs soon add up. It is our hope that with the generous support of donors and partner organizations that the Dr. CL Smith Foundation will provide as much support as possible to help talented athletes reach their full potential.