SOURCE: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

May 30, 2014 12:22 ET

Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto's Capital One Race for Kids

Grown-ups Play. Kids Win. Saturday May 31st at Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 30, 2014) -

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Capital One Race for Kids™

On Saturday, May 31, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will host the third annual Capital One® Race for Kids in their continued effort to provide support and programming for Canadian youth. In teams of four, over 500 participants will race around downtown Toronto, solving clues and participating in fun challenges. This event is Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada's biggest fundraising event of the year, taking place in 25 communities across Canada with all proceeds going to local Boys and Girls Clubs programming and services for youth and their families.

Noteworthy attendees in Toronto include:

  • Olivia Chow
  • Karen Stintz
  • Stars of the hit TV show, Degrassi - Ana Golja, AJ Saudin and Aislinn Paul (will be participating in the race)

WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014

10:00 a.m. -- Registration begins

11:30 a.m. -- Warm-up

12:00 p.m. -- Race begins

3:00 p.m. -- Official finish

3:30 p.m. -- Awards and After-Party

WHERE:  Race starts at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto

**One-on-one interviews are available on site or in advance of the race with:

  • Ian Edwards, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Toronto
  • Andrea McKittrick, past participant and race expert

About Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is dedicated to supporting and encouraging children and youth as they grow and develop. We are a national charity serving 200,000 young people in 650 locations across Canada. We listen to their opinions and ideas, applaud their accomplishments, lend support during their struggles and provide ways for them to explore their interests and talents. With this encouragement, young people develop the confidence and sense of belonging that helps them succeed in school, form positive relationships and mature into responsible, caring adults. For over 110, years we have welcomed children, youth and their families into clubs that reflect the diversity of Canada in small and large cities, rural communities and First Nations reserves. Visit www.bgccan.com and follow us at www.facebook.com/bgccan and www.twitter.com/bgccan.

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Contact Information

  • For more information or to set up an interview, please contact:
    Emily Richardson
    NATIONAL Public Relations
    erichardson@national.ca 
    647-208-0783

    Rebecca Rykiss
    NATIONAL Public Relations
    rrykiss@national.ca 
    647-338-6707