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Cops for Kids Ride departs Kelowna Friday; Arrives in Nelson Monday

By Contributor
September 5th, 2014

Friday (September 5), 19 riders and six support people from RCMP and supporting enforcement agencies within South East District will embark from Kelowna on this year’s annual Cops for Kids Ride. 

The 2014 Ride, presented by The Thomas Alan Budd Foundation, will take the team across the South Eastern corner of British Columbia, to raise awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis and arrive into Nelson on Monday September 8th.   
Travelling with the team this year is the Subway Commit to Fit truck, joining the team on their journey this year promoting “Random Acts of Fitness”.
Over the ten-day journey, Cops for Kids riders will cycle into 18 different communities across South Eastern British Columbia, where they will be welcomed by local hotels, restaurants and service clubs who come together to offer their hospitality at little or no cost. Saving on these costs, allows the group to put their efforts towards the children who need it most.
“Our riders join us from across the region, and they’ve each raised a minimum of $2,000 through various fundraising efforts in their own community. During the ride, local community groups, restaurants, and hotels generously extend their hospitality to our team,” boasts Ride Captain, Ret. S/Sgt Julio Krenz.

“We are very honoured to be welcomed into each community with such open arms.”
Cops for Kids provide assistance directly to children who need it most from our region. Due to the overwhelming number of grant requests, they are unable to meet the demands and have established a wait list of children needing essential medical equipment, specialized therapies, and medical travel.

Cops for Kids have the unique opportunity to offer donors and sponsors the most efficient and effective way to make an immediate difference in the life of a child. They’re anticipating a funding shortfall this year, so donations are appreciated more than ever.
Daily updates will appear on the team blog during the ride. To follow the team along their journey or to make a donation please visit the website at like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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