Seven teams and 28 volunteers participated in the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club fifth annual race event, this year known as the SGI Canada Race For Kids, on Saturday, June 1 to raise $22,340 for the local Boys and Girls Club. The SGI Canada Race For Kids is described as a mix between the Amazing Race and Minute to win it, which included 10 different challenging checkpoints throughout the community.
Seven teams of four showed their team spirit and took part in fun and exciting challenges and the funds raised help the Battlefords Boys and Girls Clubs to provide safe, supportive places where children and youth of our community can discover, develop, and achieve great futures.
“Once again, our community stepped forward and helped us ensure we had a successful fundraising event” says Nicole Combres, executive director of the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club. “This annual event, which started out as a national fundraising event for Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada, is something we look forward to each year, but this year, we questioned its sustainability. Then, on race day, we had seven teams and 28 dedicated volunteers prove the importance of this event and have a great time! The success is attributed to the commitment of our participants and support of our numerous donors and supporters. Because of this, we say a sincere thank you!”
The top individual who had the most dollars raised by 6 p.m. on May 31 was Mitch Phillips and he was awarded a WestJet Voucher for two to any WestJet destination. The second top fundraising individual was Anthony Russell and he won a table top barbecue and four Adirondack chairs from Home Hardware Building Centre – North Battleford.
The Battlefords Boys and Girls Club thanks everyone for supporting this wonderful event again this year.
Without the dedication of our supporters, volunteers and participants, this event would not as successful as it is each year.