Boys and Girls Club Capital One Race For Kids raises about $25,000
Fifty participants raised about $25,000 in the inaugural Capital One Race for Kids, June 2.
The event saw teams of five compete in a series of 10 themed checkpoint challenges in a race to the finish line.
The Airdrie event was one of 12 adventure races that took place from coast-to-coast in support of local Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada.
Its wonderful to see the community come out and support the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA). Every dollar raised helps ensure programs and services for Rocky View youth, said Denisa Sanness, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie.
Designed to let participants be kids again and recreate their favourite childhood memories, the Capital One Race for Kids is a cross between Minute to Win It and The Amazing Race.
Checkpoints incorporated activities that focused the mind and challenged the body.
Each team was provided with 10 clues, one for each checkpoint to identify its location.
The Race for Kids was a great way to spend the day, said Bree Donaldson, who participated in the race.
Working with friends and laughing, while raising funds for an outstanding organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie. Well done to our organizers.
The Race for Kids, which took place in 13 communities, marks the first time a Canadian not-for-profit has created a national fundraising event based on the adventure race model.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada plans to make this the annual flagship fundraising event.
Sanness said the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie would like to thank their local sponsors that helped make the Airdrie Chapter of Capital One Race for Kids a success.
1st place team acdjt
2nd place team Body by Nic
3rd place team Pure Awesome Nicole
Top fundraiser Nicole Lacoursiere with $2,105