Letter: Cops For Kids very grateful

The team raised a record breaking $365,000 to assist local children.

On Sunday, Sept. 20, 31 RCMP members and law enforcement officials arrived in Kelowna to wrap up the 2015 Cops For Kids Ride.

After 1,000 kilometres by bicycle across Southeastern British Columbia, the team raised a record breaking $365,000 to assist local children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.

This fundraising record came with hard work including both the Anarchist Mountain and Paulson Summit, weather of scorching heat, rain and hail, and tears of both sadness and joy. This honourable team was humbled by the support across the region, particularly in Grand Forks where the team was graciously hosted for meals at the Omega II Restaurant and housed at the Ramada Inn.

These generous community partners allow Cops For Kids to put their fundraising dollars where they’re needed most, and for that we’re extremely grateful.

Thank to you Grand Forks for your generosity and hospitality, and for helping us help the little hearts… in our community!

– Gail Harrison, president; Courtney King, event coordinator; Julio Krenz, ride captain

 

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