Google honoured the late Canadian track runner Harry Jerome on their home page. Today Jerome would’ve been 79 years old. Jerome was a decorated Canadian track athlete through the 1960’s, and is still making an impact on Canadian athletics.
In Vancouver there is a non-profit organiztion under his name called the Jerome Outreach Society, with the purpose of hiring track coaches to coach at lower income schools in Vancouver.
Vancouver Foundation is another non-profit organization that works with the BC Athletics Organization to offer track athletes the Harry Jerome Scholarship.
Vancouver Foundation Donor Services manager and BCIT alumni Kerri Kirincic said it’s more than just a scholarship.