The team Royal Pains with politicians Steve Thomson (right) and Norm Letnick (middle).

More than $27,000 raised for Okanagan Boys and Girls Club with Race for Kids

Over 100 people took part in annual fundraiser on Saturday, with wild and wacky race

Over 100 people in Kelowna participated in the fourth annual Capital One Race for Kids on June 6 and raised more than $27,000 for the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.

Teams of four wore outlandish costumes and puzzled over fun-filled clues and activities at various businesses through the downtown core and beyond including Kelowna Community Foodback, Bumbershoot,  Krafty Kitchen + Bar, Century 21, Capri Valley Lanes, Boston Pizza, Waterplay  and three of the Kelowna Museums.

The 4 Seasons placed 1st coming in under 2 hours, followed by the Riskey Wicks and the Chicks with Kicks. Top fundraising team when to the Fairfield Fur Fighters followed closely by the Catalyst Crusaders.

The fundraising efforts made by teams and individuals were outstanding with several teams posting in the thousands of dollars. We also had generous sponsors including EZ Rock as our presenting sponsor, Castanet, Global Okanagan, Waterplay, RBC, Telus, McDonalds, KaTire and many more in kind donors.

“I’m very encouraged by the strong show of support for Boys and Girls Clubs as was demonstrated by the Capital One® Race for Kids,” says Diane Entwistle, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs CEO.  We are very grateful to all of the racers, volunteers, local donors across the Okanagan, and of course, for our national sponsors—Capital One, easyhome and WestJet.”

“We always look forward to partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada on this event and helping children and youth to be healthy, successful and to reach their full potential,” says Shane Holdaway, President, Capital One Canada.  “Our associates had a wonderful time volunteering for and participating in the race and our company is very proud to support the important work that Clubs do for kids.”

This year, Capital One Race for Kids supports Okanagan children, youth and families giving them a safe place to belong where they can discover, dream and grow to be successful in life.

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