Society sent for a loop over fundraising activity at Penticton nightclub

Penticton charitable society respectfully declines charity carwash funds raised by Playboy model.

More than $500 was raised for charity by a Playboy Bunny washing cars, but the unknowing intended recipients have rejected the donation.

The Mule Nightclub hosted Beach Party: Bikini Contest & Charity Carwash last weekend which gave drivers the opportunity to have Playboy model Jenna Marshall clean their ride. There was also a baking contest open to the public. Organizers decided they wanted the event to support local youth in need, and earmarked the money for the Get Bent Active Arts Society so they can “participate in healthy extracurricular activities,” read the event’s description on Facebook.

It turned out that nobody from Get Bent was aware their organization was due to receive the money until after the event was over.

Wendy Goudie, co-ordinator for Get Bent, was respectful but quick to distance her organization, though she appreciated the offer.

“I don’t think that you could choose two more polar opposite organizations than Playboy and Get Bent,” she said. “Get Bent is very clear on our values of representing good, family fun and standing against the objectification of women in both art and in the media.”

After learning of Get Bent’s reaction, co-owner of the Mule Bill Proznick promptly replied.

“On behalf of The Mule Nightclub we would like to extend our sincere apologies to you and your organization for our failed step in receiving your approval …” said Proznick.  “We only had the best intentions in mind with our choice and thank all that took part by volunteering their time and those who contributed to the cause. Our error has caused concerns with the GBAAS, which we completely understand.”

The Mule will be matching the $520 that was raised for a total of $1,040, and Proznick asked if Goudie would choose another charitable recipient. A subsequent conversation between Goodie and Mule management went very well, and she selected the South Okanagan Women In Need Society.

“I think it would distort out image if we were to take funds from an event that goes against what we’re trying to promote.”

Goudie said she didn’t want to slam the fundraising efforts of the Mule, but wants to ensure that all funds are received and spent in the most ethical way to reflect the organization’s principals. Anybody interested in replenishing the funds foregone by Get Bent can donate by contacting Goudie at


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