Shown Above: The BMO Burglars team with UWSIBC team members and the Bus Pull Community Cup.

May 25, 2019 (Kelowna, BC) – The community pulled together at the annual United Way Bus Pull last Saturday as teams raised over $20,000 for United Way’s 2019 campaign. In the end, 14 teams pulled for the coveted United Way Community Cup in a highly competitive bus pull that saw the BMO Burglars edge out Farris in the finals. Funds raised here, stay here going towards the 2019/20 Community Fund that supports 1 in 4 vulnerable people in our community.

Donations are still gratefully accepted until June 7, 2019 at: http://pullingformycommunity.com

Honourable mention and other notable achievements:

Top Individual FundraiserDoug Patton (BMO)

Top Fundraising teamBCGEU

Most Spirited team – CrossFit Okanagan

Fundraising Incentive Draw Winner – David Minaei (Crossfit Okanagan)

Thanks to all the teams for your fundraising efforts, participation and energy!

Participating teams: BCGEU, BDO, BMO (X2), CrossFit Okanagan, Goodlife Fitness, Farris Law, Interior Savings Credit Union, Lululemon, Nature’s Fare Market, November Project, RBC, Playtime Casino, Vantage West Realty Group

This year’s event was held in the parking lot of Prospera Place and was hosted by media partner K96.3 and New Country 100.7. Thank you to K-morning’s David and Tony who emcee’d the event!

View the entire photo album on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unitedwaysibc/

A huge thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donors and community partners for supporting this year’s event:

Presenting Media Partner: K96.3 and New Country 100.7

 

 

 

 

Media Sponsors – click to see media coverage

 

 

Event Partners: BC Transit, City of Kelowna, Prospera Place

 

 

 

Corporate Donor: Lamar Transit Advertising

Vendors: Cheers Wine Tours, Gasoline Alley

In-kind Contributions: Andrew Lipsett/Lipsett Photography, Avalon Rentals, Big White Ski Resort, Boyd Autobody Car-B-Q, Costco, First Group/First Transit, Global Fitness and Racquet Centre, McDonalds, Mario’s Towing, TELUS, Signcraft, SunRype, Winn Rentals

Volunteers: GenNext Kelowna, Hands in Service, KARIS, Project Literacy, Scotiabank, TELUS Ambassadors

ABOUT UNITED WAY Southern Interior BC:

For 65 years, the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen has served the region from Lake Country in the North, to Osoyoos and Princeton in the South. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way invests in three focus areas that support all that kids can be, move people from poverty to possibility and builds strong, healthy communities. We also lead community development initiatives such as 100 Homes Penticton and collaborate on many other initiatives aimed at creating a better life for everyone in the community. For more information on United Way SIBC, visit www.unitedwaysibc.com