By Sheri DeCarlo
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada hosted the third annual Race for Kids Corporate Challenge through Toronto’s Distillery District on May 29, 2014, in their continued effort to provide support and programming for Canadian youth, raising a total of $72,483.
“This race is about bringing adults back to what it was like to be a kid, remembering what was so special about growing up and at the same time ensuring that every boy and girl is able to have those experiences,” said Pam Jolliffe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “We’re so thankful to our corporate participants, donors and our sponsors – Capital One Canada, easyhome, WestJet and Fidelity Investments – who came out on Thursday to support programs that are making a difference in the lives of youth and families across Canada.”
The Race for Kids Corporate Challenge is an exciting team-building and networking opportunity that attracts many top business professionals. Fifteen corporate teams (four members on each team) represented their companies, participating in challenges of the mind and body while making a contribution to expanding opportunities for young people across Canada. Some companies that participated this year were: Capital One, Coca Cola, Kraft, Newell Rubbermaid, President’s Choice Children’s Charity, Rogers, Sears, Staples, Twitter, Visa Canada and NATIONAL Public Relations.
For more information on the race and how to get involved, please see Race for Kids and, although the race is over, you can make a donation directly at Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.