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CAPITAL ONE RACE FOR KIDS RAISES $27,000 FOR OKANAGAN BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS

Published June 09, 2015 19:28

Kelowna, BC — June 8, 2015) Over 104 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. Best costume went to the Royal Pains.

Top Ten Teams

  1. The 4 Seasons  Royal Pains
  2. Riskey Wicks
  3. Chick with Kicks
  4. Karing Friends
  5. The Incredibles
  6. GUnit
  7. Catalyst Crusaders
  8. One MAR Women
  9. Kokora Spa
  10. Superheros

Top 10 Teams are based on National Rules and Regulations - (crossing finish-line within race times, solving the final clue and raising $360 by race day)

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.

About Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) is a registered charity that provides programs to support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 7,000 young people and families annually throughout the Okanagan Valley. Each of our 33 service locations provide a safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. Through our Child Care Programs including Daycare, Preschool, After School Care, and Recreation as well as our programs to support children, youth and families we are able to give the young people in our communities a "good place to be".

OBGC is inclusive and welcomes young people of all cultural, social and economic backgrounds—with particular sensitivity to children and youth who are disabled, at risk or otherwise economically and/or socially disadvantaged.

About Capital One® Canada

With offices in Toronto and Montreal, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers a range of competitive MasterCard credit cards since 1996, and now includes the Aspire suite of rewards cards which are regularly cited by leading rewards experts for the great value they offer consumers. Capital One Canada is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF).

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