The YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge ran for two weeks and ended on August 9, 2021. Participants raised a total of $24,015 for the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program. The program provides access to healthy programs, safe spaces and inclusive social connections to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
The Challenge ran for the first time in 2020 in response to the lack of activities during the COVID pandemic. It provided an opportunity for participants to get active and raise money to provide access to healthy programs, safe spaces and positive social interactions for many in our communities, according to a release from the YMCA, dated Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.
“I’d like to express our gratitude to everyone who participated, who supported and who sponsored our challenge,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “The pandemic has increased the need for access to healthy programs for both mental and physical health, and our community has risen to help fill this need.”
Thanks to local businesses, prizes have been awarded to top challengers in the following categories:
Top Distance Prize Winners:
Top Distance – 200km Super Challenge – Betty-Anne Howard
Briggs & Stratton S2800 pressure washer courtesy of Canadian Tire stores of Kingston & Brockville, 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of The Landings Golf Course and cooler bag golfing prize packs courtesy of Kone Construction
Top Distance – 100km Challenge – Rachel Deines
$200 gift certificate for Buell Street Bistro, 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of Napanee Golf & Country Club, and a Trailhead outdoor prize pack
Top Distance – 50km – Alberta Capper
18 holes of golf for two with power cart and $100 gift certificate courtesy of Brockville Country Club
Top Team Distance – The Tupper Street Bells
$50 at Tata’s Pizza, 9 holes of golf for three, courtesy of Frankford Golf Course and a Visit Kingston prize pack
Top Fundraiser Prize Winners:
Top Fundraiser (Individual) – Betty-Anne Howard
$200 Chez Piggy/Pan Chancho gift certificate and 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of Amhertsview Golf Course
Top Fundraiser (Team) – Sisters are Doing it for Themselves
$200 gift certificate for Moose McGuire’s Pub & Grill and 18 holes of golf for two with power cart courtesy of Briar Fox Golf & Country Club
The Y wishes to thank their event sponsors: Subaru of Kingston, the Kinsmen Club of Kingston, Rogers & Trainor Commercial Realty Inc. Brokerage and Four-O-One Electric.
To find out more about the YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge visit their website.