The third annual Capital One Race for Kids was another successful event raising money through the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs.
Over $34,000 was raised this year with all proceeds going to support Youth at Risk and Anti-bullying programs; the money will also go towards sending children to Camp Arrowflight. It should be noted however that a small portion (under $1,000) did go towards event expenses.
The event saw 152 competitors broken down into teams of four who competed in a series of themed checkpoint challenges in a race to the finish. Teams took part in stand up paddling, games at the water park, goofing around with Disney, becoming a bell captain at the Delta Grand and dressing up mannequins at Mavazi Apparel.
“This was so much fun. I couldn’t believe all the amazing activities and adventure. We were laughing all the way,” said Lindsay Griffin, one of the participants.
The race took place in 25 communities this year around the country.
Last year the event in Kelowna raised $28,000.