A Texas-size ‘yee-haw' and even bigger thanks to everyone – $549,000 raised!
Thank you for making Ritchie Bros.' 6th annual Corporate Kids Challenge another huge success, pardners. Your participation and sportsmanship helped us raise $549,000+ for KidSport BC (including a $400,000 contribution from the Province of BC), giving thousands of deserving kids the chance to play a season of sport!
The Corporate Kids Challenge is the ultimate team effort. Thanks go to all of the participating teams, sponsors, athletes and volunteers who made the day so much fun, and such a success—including:
- Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society
- End of the Roll
- Ernst and Young
- Heritage Office Furnishings
- Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
- IT/IQ Tech Recruiters
- Marsh / Zurich
- Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
- Ritchie Bros. Financial Services
- Red Truck Beer Company
- Somatic / Bee Clean
- Traction on Demand
- Triple O's
- Unity Telecom
- Westminster Savings
- Creatix / Xerox
- Meat City sandwiches
- RBC Capital Markets
Next Corporate Kids Challenge: September 10, 2016
We're already looking forward to the 2016 Corporate Kids Challenge. Stay tuned for announcements.
Check out some photos and video from the event below. And don't forget to follow @RBKidsChallenge and post your photos on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #CKC2015.
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On behalf of KidSport BC, thanks again from Ritchie Bros. for your support and participation.
About the Corporate Kids Challenge
The Corporate Kids Challenge is an annual fundraising event presented by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers at the company's headquarters in Burnaby, BC, Canada. All proceeds go to support KidSport BC. Corporate teams from the Greater Vancouver area team up with Olympians, professional athletes and local celebrities, and then face off in a series of fun sports day challenges (think tug-of-war). The day concludes with a live and silent charity auction featuring auction items donated by local companies and members of the business community. The first Corporate Kids Challenge was held in 2009.
All kids should be given the opportunity to develop healthy lifestyles, no matter the financial barriers that may exist. Staying physically active helps encourage children to maintain healthy habits throughout their whole lives. The challenges that come with playing sports also teach children valuable life lessons and skills including leadership, hard work, dedication and self-confidence.
KidSport was established in 1993 by Sport BC. KidSport is a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada. With the help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!' Learn more at KidSportCanada.ca.