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Pirate Pak day sends kids to camp

It’s almost time to send a kid to camp, as White Spot is bringing back their annual Pirate Pak day on Wednesday, Aug 13.

For each Pirate Pak (or adult Pirate Pak) sold, White Spot is donating $2 to Zajac Ranch for Children, which allows children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses or chronic disabilities to enjoy a summer camp experience.

“Pirate Pak Day has become an annual celebration that helps 'young mateys' facing life-long challenges,” says White Spot President Warren Erhart.

“It’s the perfect way for the young-at-heart to feel like a kid again, while supporting an amazing cause. We’re honoured to continue our work with Zajac Ranch.”

More than $268,000 has been raised over the past six years, allowing over 100 kids to go to summer camp.  This year kids will be going to camp from Aug. 18 to 22 where they will participate in activities like horseback riding, kayaking, water sports, and arts and crafts.

“Our long-standing partnership with White Spot provides a direct benefit to kids in need,” says Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac’s Ranch for Children.

“It’s so rewarding to see their faces light up when they try new camp activities, which are specially tailored to kids with special needs.”

There will be 61 White Spot locations around the province decorated with pirate-themed flags and banners, and staff will be sporting playful pirate regalia all day long. Last year saw 32,458 Pirate Pak's sold.

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