Everyone has a dream, and OLG is proud to continue to support Ontario athletes realize theirs.
- The proceeds from our QUEST FOR GOLD LOTTERY, $10 million annually, are administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to support athletes all across Ontario through financial assistance, enhanced coaching, enhanced training and competitive opportunities.
- Since QUEST FOR GOLD launched in 2006, $83 million has been generated from lottery sales to assist approximately 4,000 unique Ontario athletes.
- The majority of the Ontario athletes on Team Canada in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games has been supported by Quest for Gold funding.
- In the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi, India, 40 of the 69 Ontario athletes who competed with Team Canada received Quest for Gold funding. Of the 21 medals won by Ontario athletes, 14 were won by Quest for Gold-funded athletes.
- OLG is committed to continuing support to assist amateur athletes in Ontario.
- Seventy per cent of proceeds go directly to athletes in the form of direct financial assistance, while the remaining 30 per cent supports enhanced coaching and provides enhanced competitive and training opportunities to athletes in amateur sport.
- For more information about this program, including sport and athlete eligibility, visit http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/sport/sport/quest-for-gold/quest_for_gold.shtml
- Look for this game at retail - proceeds support amateur athletes in Ontario.