SOURCE: Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

April 23, 2014 15:34 ET

From Coast to Coast, Adults Play and Kids Win in Capital One® Race for Kids

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - Beware of the cling wrap mummy and you better duck when the rubber chicken meets slingshot target-shooting!

Capital One® Race for Kids is spreading across the country faster than you can knock down a kewpie doll with a fire hose and there's no telling what kind of zaniness is going to break out on Saturday, May 31st.

This exciting urban adventure race is an annual event where teams of four complete a series of madcap checkpoint challenges as they race to the finish line. When all wackiness breaks out, it looks like fun and games, but when the grown-ups play, kids win!

Capital One Race for Kids raises funds for Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada, making a difference for the thousands of children and youth who rely on the Clubs for essential after-school programs and services. In the past 2 years, close to $1 million went to Boys and Girls Clubs to ensure that all young people -- regardless of financial status or family structure -- have the opportunities and support they need to discover, develop and achieve their best potential.

This year, the race has spread to 25 communities and every province from coast to coast.

ALBERTA

  • Airdrie
  • Calgary
  • Cochrane
  • Olds
  • Ponoka
  • Wetaskiwin

BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • Kamloops
  • Kelowna
  • Vancouver

MANITOBA

  • Winnipeg

NEW BRUNSWICK

  • Saint John
  • St. Stephen

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

  • St. John's

NOVA SCOTIA

  • Halifax

ONTARIO

  • Hamilton
  • Kingston
  • Lindsay
  • London
  • Niagara Falls
  • Oshawa
  • Toronto

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

  • Charlottetown
  • Summerside

QUEBEC

  • Montreal

SASKATCHEWAN

  • Saskatoon

"Capital One Race for Kids was so much fun last year, I can't wait to see what kind of funny challenges the local organizers have in store this year," says Pam Jolliffe, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

"We continue to partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada for a very simple reason -- they do amazing things to support young people across the country," says Shane Holdaway, President, Capital One Canada. "Our associates are very excited to volunteer and race on May 31st in support of such a great cause."

Only until April 30, teams can save $10 off the registration fee with the HELPKIDS promo code. To enter a team and help support Boys and Girls Clubs, visit www.raceforkids.ca.

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.

About Capital One®
Located in Toronto, Ontario, Capital One has offered Canadian consumers a range of competitive MasterCard credit cards since 1996, when the company first introduced the Platinum MasterCard in Canada. Capital One Canada is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia. Capital One is committed to investing in youth in our communities through program investment and the skills and dedication of our talented associates.

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Contact Information

  • Susan Sullivan 
    Media Relations Manager
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
    905.477.7272 ext. 239