To call Ron and Lovella Jones community-minded is a bit of an understatement. If you’ve attended a major sporting event in Regina in recent years, chances are you’ve crossed paths with one, or both, members of this dynamic duo.
Ron and Lovella regularly greet visitors at Mosaic Stadium in their roles as Game Day Volunteer Managers for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. They also volunteer for the Regina Thunder football team. Their spirit of volunteerism extends to hockey, curling, golf, the annual Queen City Marathon and the Saskatchewan Winter Games. With Regina hosting the Grey Cup in 2022, you can expect to see them throughout that week as part of the Festival planning committee. Their community spirit also extends to the health care sector, through their support of Hospitals of Regina Foundation.
“We retired four years ago, and were updating our wills recently,” Ron explains. “With our interest in the community, supporting the Foundation through a legacy gift seemed like a perfect fit.”
“We felt targeting our gift towards sports medicine made the most sense,” Lovella continued. “Not only have Ron and I been involved in sports our entire lives, but we wanted to ensure our support benefitted as many people as possible – and sports includes everyone, from young children all the way up to some of the oldest people in our community. That was definitely a factor in our decision-making.”
Ron and Lovella felt their gift to Hospitals of Regina Foundation gave them the most “bang for their buck” and the Foundation’s commitment to supporting the best possible health care for residents of Regina, and across southern Saskatchewan really resonated.
“We can see the Foundation making a difference in so many lives,” Ron said. “Not only are they investing donor dollars in technology and equipment, but their support also helps attract and retain the best health care professionals to Regina. Quality health care should be available for everyone, and the Foundation helps make that a reality.”
“Choosing to leave a legacy gift in your Will is a deeply personal decision,” Lovella states. “We would certainly encourage anyone to support an organization that aligns with their own interests and priorities. For us, that’s Hospitals of Regina Foundation. The Foundation’s work literally checked all the boxes for us.”
“We deeply appreciate the support of Ron and Lovella, and all of our legacy donors,” says Dino Sophocleous, president and CEO Hospitals of Regina Foundation. “Their generosity will help us invest in the technology our hospitals need, ensuring the people of southern Saskatchewan have access to the best local health care possible.”