Flaman continues supporting Race for Kids

Shirley and Clayton Fordice and Wyatt Lund (centre) donated $5,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin program director Justin Wieclaw, executive director Dana Badke and counsellor Stacie Chalmers last week. Christina Max / Wetaskiwin Times

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There’s still time to get a team in to support kids in Wetaskiwin.

For the eight year, Flaman has put its name on the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin’s annual fund raising race.

“That’s significant that they’ve been with us for eight years,” said Dana Badke, Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin’s executive director.

The Flaman Race for Kids, which takes place June 8, is for participants and teams to enjoy a fun, competitive, team building activity that supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wetaskiwin. This exciting, fun adventure race provides the opportunity to compete, win prizes and work as a team as participants challenge their skills while raising funds for all children and youth to explore new opportunities. Participants are required to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the event, which are available online at www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/boys-and-girls-club-of-wetaskiwin-society/p2p/raceforkids2019/.

There are currently 13 teams registered for the event. A team must consist of 4 people.  Youth aged 10 and over are eligible to participate in the race however, each team is limited to a maximum of 2 youth per team.  At the start of the race teams will solve a Password Clue Sheet that when solved will provide a password for each Checkpoint location.  The correct password must be provided before a team can start the challenge.  Teams then tackle a variety of Checkpoint Challenges that are designed to be fun and encourage teamwork.

To qualify as a team, your team captain must be registered on the Flaman Race for Kids website and the team must fundraise a minimum of $400.

Teams fundraising over $1,000 will receive a three-minute head start at the beginning of the race course.  The first team to cross the finish line in the respective stream will win first place.

Organizers are hoping to raise $20,000 for the club this year and last week, accepted at $5,000 donation from Flaman in Wetaskiwin.