Ashley Martin (front) and Robbie Kelm leave the starting gate at Saturday’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park. In five years the event has rasied over $120,000 for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. (Mark Brett - Wester News)

Ashley Martin (front) and Robbie Kelm leave the starting gate at Saturday’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race at Powell Beach Park. In five years the event has rasied over $120,000 for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. (Mark Brett - Wester News)

Okanagan Great Ogogogo Bathtub Race beats fundraising goal

Total money raised from the race series is $124,500

The Summerland Yacht Club’s Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has announced it exceeded its fundraising goal this year.

According to organizers, it delivered $23,500 to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation this week, bringing the total money raised from the race series over the past five years to $124,500, which is “far in excess” of its target, reads the media release.

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race began in 2015 as a fundraiser for the Medical Foundation to help raise money for equipment at the new David E. Kampe Tower at the Penticton Regional Hospital.

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“The next time you visit Penticton Regional Hospital, visit the SOS Cafe for a snack, where you will see recognition of this contribution,” reads the press release.

The club also thanked all its sponsors, volunteers and racers.

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