Annual fundraiser has raised $254,282 since 2009 to help kids play sports
VANCOUVER, Oct. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - It's a win! Triple O's seventh annual KidSport Day fundraiser generated a record $62,632 to help financially underprivileged children play organized sports. The initiative was generously supported by guests at 37 Triple O's restaurants throughout British Columbia.
On October 21, Triple O's donated a loonie from the sale of every combo to their local KidSport BC chapter, and guests were invited to make a cash donation leading up to the big day. Plus, @TripleOs donated a dollar for every retweet with the hashtag #SoALLKidsCanPlay. Every $400 raised gives one child the opportunity to play their sport of choice – such as hockey, baseball and gymnastics for a full year. Since its inception, the fundraiser has donated $254,282 to KidSport BC, and helped more than 635 kids grow their confidence through sport.
"I'm proud to say that we're helping a record number of kids play sports this year," said White Spot Hospitality president Warren Erhart. "Donations stay in the communities where funds are raised, which is why KidSport Day is a true grassroots effort that involves every corner of the province. As this year's tally goes to show, the spirit of Triple O's guests and team members can't be beat!"
Triple O's guests tweeted their enthusiasm for KidSport Day:
- Kids in your community need you! Visit @TripleOs this Friday. @TripleOs will donate $1 from every combo to KidSport BC, #SoALLKidsCanPlay
- Head to your local @TripleOs to donate to KidSport in-store or at the drive thru now through Oct. 21st! #SoALLKidsCanPlay
- Amazing cause! Heartbreaking to know many kids can't play sports due to cost. #SoALLkidsCanPlay
"Triple O's has once again demonstrated their unbeatable team spirit by making this record donation," said Pete Quevillon, Director of KidSport BC. "Financial support raised through KidSport Day will help kids from communities large and small get off the sidelines, and grow as individuals through organized sports."
- Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TripleOsRestaurant
- Twitter: @TripleOs and @KidSportBC
- Instagram: @tripleosrestaurant
KidSport is a community‐based sports funding program that provides grants for financially disadvantaged children under 18 to participate in organized sports and learn valuable life lessons and skills like self-confidence and teamwork. KidSport has supported half a million young amateur athletes since its inception in 1993. For more information about KidSport and how you can help in your community, please visit www.kidsport.ca/bc.
About Triple O's
Triple O's Restaurants, a division of White Spot Limited, has 65 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
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