There’s still time to put in a team to take part in the Ponoka Big Brothers Big Sisters Capital One Race for Kids fundraiser.
This is the fourth annual race in Ponoka, which is set for Saturday, May 28, explained Paige Brose, fundraising co-ordinator.
The goal? Run around town with a team of four people and figure out some top secret challenges that will then take you to the next stage of the race and eventually bragging rights. Brose suggests that not only does it help the centre but it’s a great team building exercise. Last year’s race brought in $28,000 to help with programming in Ponoka.
Support is usually strong with teams getting dressed in goofy costumes. There are tons of fun prizes, added Brose.
She said where the money goes is to programs such as drop-in nights or with sports programs such as volleyball and dodgeball. Brose said her mother, Debbi Raugust, loved supporting the event last year so much that she is in it for another year.
Overall Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping to raise $25,000 and bring 15 teams to the event. To register contact Brose at 403-783-3112 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A website with links to support Ponoka is also at www.raceforkids.ca/ponoka. Registration starts at 1 p.m and the actual race starts at 2 p.m. with a barbecue to follow.