Tradition & Community for the Cause
Furthering an RPB goal of connecting with the community beyond the stands and the pitch, we had another successful charity fundraising effort recently. Our relationship with the Terry Fox Foundation continues to be strong. With a contribution in each year of the group’s existence, 2015′s participation came in the form of a Terry Fox Run team as well as a fundraising raffle event for members.
The annual Terry Fox Run is an event that we’ve had members involved in for 9 straight years now. Championed by team captain and RPB Vice-President Rob Wagner, the team ran from various race locations around the city and was supported by friends and family with donations.
That joined the other element of our efforts, a raffle for prizes with tickets being sold on recent match days. Items were donated by various members and even included a new foosball table, capping the fundraising drive off nicely.
Contributions combined to about $1600 and will help the foundation continue funding cancer research efforts and work that started 35 years ago when Terry Fox began his iconic cross-Canada run, the Marathon of Hope.
RPB are proud to continue helping out the cause. With the addition of this year’s achievements, contributions from the group over its existence now total over $22,000! Thanks to those the donated, our determined running team and organizing efforts from RPB members.