Swapping office attire for race gear, 33 teams wrapped up their fundraising campaigns for Power To Play Vancouver with a stellar race in Stanley Park Sept. 22. Presented by Goldcorp, the adventure race raised $264,000 support of Power To Be’s programs.
“This event was about turning possibility into reality – for our racers today and for youth and families in the years to come,” said Dana Hutchings, Power To Be Director of Advancement and Communications. “Everyone belongs in nature. When we come together as a community it’s possible to make the outdoors accessible to all.”
As the clock ticked down on the race, team members ran, crawled and paddled through challenges. Racers were put to the mental and physical test, relying on good communication, co-operation and sound leadership within their teams. Throughout the course, they learned about Power To Be and the various ways the non-profit makes nature accessible to people living with a barrier or disability.
Special mentions go to the top fundraising team from Silver Wheaton, which received the Act-of-Kindness award for raising $20,292 to support Power To Be and to Cassels Brock Lawyers, the fastest race team finishing at 1:55:47.
Through the support of Power To Play Vancouver and continued fundraising efforts, Power To Be will be able to offer programs to more than 1,200 youth and families this year.
Check out the 2016 Official Race Results!