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Annual Fun Run Raises Over $6,600
Annual Fun Run Raises Over $6,600
Posted on 06/16/2014

Champions for Kids Fun Run, Walk and Family Bike Ride Raises More than $6,600


(Pictured above: Members of the Montague Public School team, sponsored by TD Canada Trust, compete in the Champions for Kids Fun Run, Walk and Family Bike Ride.)

By Mark Calder

(Kemptville) - A total of 170 participants came out to help the Upper Canada District School Board Champions for Kids Foundation on Father's Day during the 2014 Champions for Kids Fun Run, Walk and Family Bike Ride.

Participants ran, walked or cycled a one or five-kilometre course at the Ferguson Forest Centre, raising a grand total of $6,615 - including a $3,000 donation from the Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training. Supporters participated as individual walkers or runners, in centipede teams or as cyclists.

Event Chair Sarah Crawford said she was delighted by the success of the 6th annual event.

“It was so wonderful seeing people come out to enjoy a fun day of running, cycling or walking in the great outdoors for a wonderful cause,” said Crawford. “This money will help kids play soccer, take piano lessons, enjoy summer camp and all sorts of other fun activities that make childhood magical.

“Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's fundraiser the best ever.'”

Key participants at the event included:

· Brockville Collegiate Institute Building Systems Specialist Kevin Riddell, who was the top fundraiser at the run, generating more than $400 in pledges

· Spirit Award Winner and first-time father Trevor Holme, who was accompanied on the walk by his wife and infant twins - who slept throughout the event in their stroller

· Most Experienced Participant Merv Hodgson, 76, who won a $50 gift certificate to Nakkon Thai restaurant after completing the five-kilometre run

· The Kemptville Public School “water fun” team and the North Grenville District High School Intermediate Hawaiian team, who took the award for best costume, winning water toys from St. Lawrence Pools and gift certificates from Shoeless Joe's restaurant

Crawford said she wanted to thank major sponsors TD Canada Trust, Team Solutions, and Accountant Anthony Fritz for sponsoring ten student centipede teams at the event.

Planning is already underway for the 7th annual run.


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