Race for Kids raises thousands for Boys and Girls Club

Colin MacLean
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Team Island Impact took home first place in the annual Capital One Race For Kids in Summerside recently. Photo submitted by the Boys and Girls Club Of Summerside 

SUMMERSIDE – Organizers are calling this year’s Capital One Race For Kids a huge success.

Now in its third year in Summerside, the fun run was held on May 31 and raised more than $27,000 for the club’s summer camp programs.

Samantha Dawson, with the club, said they had 32 participants on eight teams this year.

This was also the first year when the event moved from downtown to uptown, said Dawson.

They did this to make the event more visible.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, said Dawson.

“It was like plus three degrees, we were all huddled up in a tent with blankets,” she said.

But despite that setback what runners came out did a great job, she added.

“They were amazing. We didn’t have one person complain about the event. They pretty much embraced it and loved it.”

Top fundraiser for the third year in a row was Lisa Murray; she raised more than $1,600.

First place team was Island Impact.

Organizations: Boys and Girls Club

Geographic location: Summerside

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