LETTER: Cops for Kids raised record amount

Readers Gail Harrison and Julio Krenz: $365,000 was raised.

On Sept. 20, after 10 days and nearly 1,000 km by bicycle the Cops for Kids Ride team returned to Kelowna to wrap up the 2015 Cops for Kids Ride. The trio from Nelson — BC Sheriffs Mike Kosof and Rob Crowder, along with Karen Armstrong of the Nelson RCMP, were among 31 law enforcement officials who cycled across southeastern BC for the 15th annual event. The 1,000 km route included Anarchist Mountain and the Paulson Summit, along with rain, hail, and scorching heat.

Wrapping up the 2015 season, a record-breaking $365,000 was raised to support children living in southeastern BC who require transportation to Children’s Hospital, specialized therapies, learning and mobility aids. These funds will support ongoing requests from families who turn to Cops for Kids when there’s nowhere else to turn.

To pull off such an amazing feat, we have to thank the local supporters who were so generous to the team not only during their fundraising, but also for hosting our team so that our fundraising dollars can go to the children who need it most. A special thanks to Leo’s Pizza, the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort, the men’s group at First Baptist Church, the Nelson Rotary Club, the Kootenay Boundary/RCMP Detachment, Save-On-Foods, Iris Steffler, Dave Loewen and many more. Thank you for helping us help local families!

Gail Harrison, president

Courtney King, coordinator

Julio Krenz, ride captain