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Support KidSport BC and register for the Corporate Kids Challenge

Congratulations on a truly epic day, and huge thanks to everyone!

Thank you for making Ritchie Bros.' 2018 Corporate Kids Challenge another awesome success. In total, the event has raised more than $1.3 million for KidSport, including $166,000 raised this past Saturday and a $400,000 contribution from the Province of BC, giving thousands of deserving kids the chance to play a season of sport!

Please join us in congratulating the winning team – Somatic! Great job everyone!

We've loaded up our Flikr site with tons of great photos of the event, including shots of each team in action.

See all the team photos!

And don't forget to follow @RBKidsChallenge and post your own photos on Instagram and Twitter from the big event using the hashtag #CKC2018 and #SoALLKidsCanPlay.

We hope you had as much Thrones-themed fun as we did, and that you'll be back next year for another day of sport, fun, music, and general kid-like mayhem. Stay tuned for announcements about the Corporate Kids Challenge in 2019.

On behalf of KidSport BC, thanks again from Ritchie Bros. for your support and participation.

Questions? Contact Megumi Mizuno:
+1(778) 331-5252 / mmizuno@rbauction.com

On behalf of KidSport BC, thanks again from Ritchie Bros. for your support and participation.

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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.

About KidSport

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.

Join the conversation

#CKC2018

#SoALLKidsCanPlay

@rbkidschallenge

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Registered teams

  • AdCentives
  • Bee Clean
  • Burnaby Firefighters
  • Compass Canada
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fortius Sport & Health
  • Great West Life Realty Advisors
  • Heritage
  • Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
  • IT/IQ Tech Recruiters
  • Marsh / Zurich
  • Mitchell Press
  • Mr. Mikes
  • Red Path
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
  • Ritchie Bros. Financial Services
  • Somatic HVAQ
  • Telus
  • Tippet-Richardson
  • Unity Connected Services
  • Westminster Savings - Night's Watch
  • Westminster Savings - Targaryen Borne
  • Whitecaps FC
 

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