Funds raised help underprivileged children in BC participate in
VANCOUVER, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 10, 2011,
Burnaby-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the
world's largest industrial auctioneer, will host the 2nd Annual Corporate Kids Challenge and online charity auction benefiting
KidSport BC™. Among the donated auction items: sports experiences,
trips and other unique events. Anyone can bid online at www.rbauction.com and all proceeds go to support KidSport BC™, which helps
underprivileged children participate in organized sports.
"The support provided by Ritchie Bros. through the 2010 Corporate Kids
Challenge enabled over 800 children the opportunity to play a season of
sport," says Pete Quevillon, Director, KidSport BC™. "This level of
support from the corporate community through a one day event is
unprecedented for KidSport and has contributed to a significantly
increased level of awareness of KidSport in the community."
As with every Ritchie Bros. auction, this online charity auction is open
to the public and unreserved. Every item will be sold to the highest
bidder on auction day—regardless of price—with no minimum bids or
reserve prices. Registration to bid is free. Phone Ritchie Bros. at
1.800.211.3983 to register.
Auction items being sold as part of this year's Corporate Kids Challenge
fundraising efforts include:
7 night all-inclusive stay at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya. Includes return airfare from Vancouver to Cancun and all meals and
beverages. Taxes included.
Vancouver Canucks game in a 14 person suite at Rogers Arena on Sept.
25th 2011. Plus a Vancouver Canucks jersey for each attendee!
Behind the Scenes tour of CTV
Trip for 2 to Banff on the Rocky Mountaineer. Travel in Gold Leaf service experiencing the scenery of the Canadian
Vancouver Giants Birthday experience for 14 people. Watch the game in the Jack the Giants Birthday Zone. Includes hot dogs,
chips, soft drinks, Marble Slab Birthday cake. Face painting and an
opportunity to meet Jack the Giant and a Giants player!
3 day Pacific Salmon Fishing Trip for 2 at Warm Springs Resort on Stuart
Island, BC. Guided fishing tour, equipment, accommodation and meals included.
Donated by Dave Ritchie, co-founder of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
How to register:
Register to bid in the online charity auction by contacting Ritchie
Bros. customer service at 1.800.211.3983. All proceeds go directly to KidSport BC™.
In addition to the charity auction, co-ed corporate teams from the
greater Vancouver area will compete in various sports activities such
as tug of war, a three-legged race and an obstacle course at Ritchie
Bros.' international headquarters in Burnaby, BC. Last year's Corporate
Kids Challenge and charity auction raised more than CA$270,000,
including a CA$100,000 contribution made by the Province of British
For more information (and to see photos from the 2010 Corporate Kids
Challenge) visit www.rbauction.com/kidschallenge.
KidSport™ is a community-based 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. The organization operates 175 chapters across Canada, 39 of
which are based British Columbia. For more information about KidSport™
and how you can help in your community, please visit www.kidsport.ca.
About Ritchie Bros.
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is
the world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to
on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world. Ritchie
Bros. offers services that enable the world's builders to easily and
confidently exchange equipment. The Company conducts hundreds of
unreserved public auctions each year, selling a broad range of used and
unused equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction,
transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry,
petroleum and marine industries. Ritchie Bros. has over 110 locations
in more than 25 countries, including 43 auction sites worldwide. The
Company maintains a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com
ATTENTION MEDIA: Photos from the 2010 Corporate Kids Challenge are available for
download and use at http://www.rbauction.com/kidschallenge
Members of the public and the media can follow Ritchie Bros. on Twitter @RitchieBros.
SOURCE Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
For further information:
Vicki Cunningham, Supervisor, Corporate Communications, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Phone: +1.778.331.5464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org