Annual KidSport Day fundraiser has generated $191,650 since 2009 to help kids participate in team sports
VANCOUVER, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Chalk up another win! Triple O's KidSport Day scored a homerun for charity by raising a record-breaking $52,650. The sixth annual fundraiser drew thousands of guests to 34 participating Triple O's locations throughout British Columbia on October 23 to give financially underprivileged children the opportunity to play team sports.
On KidSport Day, Triple O's donated a loonie from the sale of every combo to a local KidSport BC chapter. For every $400 raised, one child in need can play their sport of choice, including sports like hockey, baseball, gymnastics or lacrosse for a full year. Cash donations were also received by supportive guests throughout the month. Since the fundraiser's inception, the initiative has raised $191,650 and helped nearly 500 kids grow their confidence through sport.
"Our guests hit it out of the park this year to support local kids," says White Spot and Triple O's president Warren Erhart. "KidSport Day is Triple O's way of going to bat for kids who need it most. We are proud to help youth throughout the province get involved in sports, and we couldn't have done it without the generosity of our guests."
Triple O's guests tweeted their enthusiasm for KidSport Day:
- Pretty "delicious" way to help get more kids in the game! @TripleOs #cowichancommons #SoAllKidsCanPlay
- Love @TripleOs community for raising awareness/money for @KidSportBC who'll donate $1 today/Friday #SoAllKidsCanPlay #WhiteSpot
"Triple O's goes the distance to help kids in so many local communities," said Pete Quevillon, Director of KidSport BC. "On behalf of KidSport chapters across the province, I want to extend a huge thank-you for your continued support."
KidSport is a communitybased sports funding program that provides grants for financially disadvantaged children ages 6 to 18 to participate in amateur sport and learn valuable life lessons and skills. For more information about KidSport and how you can help in your community, please visit http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/.
About Triple O's
Triple O's Restaurants, a division of White Spot Limited, has 70 premium quick service locations throughout B.C., Alberta and Asia. Triple O's features premium burgers made with 100% fresh Canadian Beef and "Secret" Triple 'O' Sauce, Fresh Kennebec fries and hand-scooped milkshakes, served to meet the speed of today's busy lifestyle. Triple O's serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack occasions and can be found in Chevron gas stations, Entertainment Arena and Educational facilities, in addition to free standing locations. For more information on Triple O's please visit www.tripleos.com.
SOURCE Triple O’s Restaurants
Image with caption: "Triple O’s team members and guests raised a record-breaking $52,650 for KidSport BC. Guests donated through the month of October, and on KidSport Day, October 23rd, a loonie from the sale of each Triple O’s combo went to local KidSport BC chapters across the province, giving financially underprivileged children the opportunity to play team sports. (CNW Group/Triple O’s Restaurants)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151027_C3084_PHOTO_EN_530350.jpg
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