RELEASE — The YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge ended on August 9 with participants raising a total of $24,015 for the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program.
The Challenge ran for the first time in 2020 in response to the lack of activities during the Covid pandemic. It provided an opportunity for participants to get active and raise money to provide access to healthy programs, safe spaces and positive social interactions for many in our communities.
“I’d like to express our gratitude to everyone who participated, who supported and who sponsored our challenge,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “The pandemic has increased the need for access to healthy programs for both mental and physical health, and our community has risen to help fill this need.”
Thanks to generous local businesses, prizes have been awarded to top challengers in the following categories.
Top Distance Prize Winners:
Top Distance – 200km Super Challenge – Betty-Anne Howard Briggs & Stratton S2800 pressure washer courtesy of Canadian Tire stores of Kingston & Brockville + 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of The Landings Golf Course + cooler bag golfing prize packs courtesy of Kone Construction
Top Distance – 100km Challenge – Rachel Deines $200 gift certificate for Buell Street Bistro + 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of Napanee Golf & Country Club + Trailhead outdoor prize pack Top Distance – 50km – Alberta Capper 18 holes of golf for two with power cart and $100 gift certificate courtesy of Brockville Country Club
Top Team Distance – The Tupper Street Bells $50 Tata’s Pizza + 9 holes of golf for three, courtesy of Frankford Golf Course + Visit Kingston prize pack
Top Fundraiser Prize Winners:
Top Fundraiser (Individual) – Betty-Anne Howard $200 Chez Piggy/Pan Chancho gift certificate + 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of Amhertsview Golf Course
Top Fundraiser (Team) – Sisters are Doing it for Themselves $200 gift certificate for Moose McGuire’s Pub & Grill + 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of Briar Fox Golf & Country Club The Y is grateful to our event sponsors: Subaru of Kingston, the Kinsmen Club of Kingston, Rogers & Trainor Commercial Realty Inc. Brokerage and Four-O-One Electric.
To find out more about the YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge visit our website.
Release: YMCA of Eastern Ontario