Congratulations on a successful mission, and huge thanks to everyone!
Thank you for making Ritchie Bros.' 7th annual Corporate Kids Challenge another huge success. Your participation and sportsmanship helped us raise more than $516,000+ for KidSport BC (including a $400,000 contribution on behalf of the Province of BC), giving thousands of deserving kids the chance to play a season of sport! A big thanks also to Triple O's for providing lunch, the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown for providing dinner, and Red Truck Beer Company for providing cold brews.
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:
- Bee Clean/Somatic
- Burnaby Firefighters
- Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
- Korn Ferry
- Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
- Ritchie Bros. Squared
- Ritchie Bros. Financial Services
- Triple O's
- Vancouver Police Dept
- Vancouver Canucks
Check out this video from the day:
Next Corporate Kids Challenge
We're already looking forward to the 2017 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 #CKC2016.
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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.