Registration is NOW OPEN for the 15th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids that will take place at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre on Sunday, May 29th. After two years of cancelled fundraising events, the YMCA is excited to bring community together again for a great cause.
The YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids event raises heart rates and funds through a high-energy spin class that takes place under a big tent at H2O. This year’s goal is to recruit over 300 riders and raise $80,000 for low-income families.
“This longstanding and highly anticipated fundraiser is one our charity relies heavily upon and we are thrilled to be able to offer an in-person event this year,” says Adria Perron, Annual Giving Manager for the YMCA of Okanagan. “The event is a great team builder for local businesses and individuals – it is time to reconnect, build community and have some healthy fun in support of the kids. Through the participation and generosity of our sponsors and participants, we can provide the large number of children living in poverty in the Central Okanagan equal opportunity to access Y programs that set them up for future success.”
100% of all funds raised will go towards subsidizing child care, day camps, swim lessons, health memberships, and recreational and sport activities for parents struggling to afford them. Additionally, Strong Kids helps the Y provide mental wellness programs, youth employment programs, and Beyond the Bell free of charge to at-risk children and youth.
YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids is co-presented by sponsors Fresh Air and Delcourt Advisory Group at Scotia Wealth Management.