Huntsville’s Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell has come up with a fund for local athletes. It’s called the Women’s Into Sport Foundation. Howell says she’s looking forward to getting it started….

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Howell has donated about $10,000, prize money that she won from various competitions. The foundation is a joint effort with the Muskoka Community Foundation (MCF) and True Sport. MCF Program Director Margaret Urquhart says their first step is to build the fund.

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Howell has been working on getting this foundation up and running for about a year. Her dad, Doug, says this foundation means a lot to her.

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Any young girl in Muskoka will be able to apply. They are currently looking for donations. For more information about the foundation and how you can help you can contact MCF at 705-646-1220 or email at [email protected].