12th Cops for Kids Fashion Show a huge success
Over $9,500 was raised through the 12th annual Cops for Kids All Male Fashion Show held at Tamarack Centre on Wednesday, September 10.
“Our fundraising efforts are not completely over,” said Tamarack Manager Linda Birch. “We have a goal of $10,000 this year, so we’ve added an additional component to our fund raising efforts. We have a bike raffle and other prizes in October that will add to our total. We are pretty hopeful that we will meet our goal.”
The All Male Fashion Show was held Carnival Style and featured RCMP officers, Kootenay ICE players and College of the Rockies Avalanche players on the catwalk entertaining the crowd while showing off clothing from mall merchants like Warehouse One, Winners and Bootlegger.
One hundred percent of the dollars raised will directly benefit Cops for Kids, who in turn support local kids in medical, physical or traumatic crisis within the Southern Interior of B.C.
The Cops for Kids riders arrived in Cranbrook from Creston during a down pour of rain, but that didn’t hold them back or dampen their sprits from a Meet and Greet at Boston Pizza with a winning VIP ticket holder and her friends, to showing their goods on the catwalk. All of the riders were focused at having a good time while bringing awareness to such a worthy cause.
The 1,000 km bike ride is the Cops for Kids annual event held every September. The purpose of the ride is to showcase its sponsors, and help to gain awareness throughout the Southern Interior of the province. The gruelling 10 day ride starts in Kelowna and goes over some very challenging terrain.
For the past 12 years Tamarack Centre has been involved with fund raising by hosting The All Male Fashion Show on the evening that the Cops for Kids ride into Cranbrook. This not only helps raise awareness for the organization, but also gives them an opportunity to highlight local recipients of the funding source.
Cops for Kids are dedicated RCMP members and their support personnel who are committed to assisting children. Cops for Kids is a charitable foundation that was formed in 2001 and since inception has worked to raise funds to continue its ongoing support to the children in communities that they serve. Cops for Kids are devoted to helping the little hearts… in our communities!
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Lead image: Tamarack Administration team; Tamarack Administration Team; Linda Birch -Tamarack Manager, Lisa Morello – Marketing Manager, Brock Mulvihill – Operations Manager, Junifer Parisien – Accounts Administrator and Graine Willmott – Administration & Receptionist. Photo courtesy Janice Sommerfeld/Snapd
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