The Nickel Plate Junior Racers cross-country ski team would like to extend our appreciation to the community (businesses and individuals) who donated to our first annual Ski-a-Thon fundraiser. Twelve members of the Junior Racers team skied a total of 342 km in two hours on Jan. 19. As a result of fundraising efforts, the team raised $6,800 to be used for an advanced tool kit, ski waxing supplies, a tent and a ski rack to hold skis at races.
We would like to thank: Joanne Reilly, Lori Jang, Charlotte Venkataraman, Ron Golbeck, Whole Foods Market, Helen Roddis, Lena Patenaude, Susan Selles, G. Smiley, Darren Hagel, Bev Mandeville, Diane Foucle and Tracey McQuair for bronze-level donations; Francois Jacques, Kirsten and Gary Odian, Chad Gorman and Lisa Singleton for silver-level donations; Dr. David Novak, Dr. John Wilkie, Dr. John Surkan and Ken Singleton for gold-level donations; T&B Medical Inc., Aarde Environmental Ltd., Broder Skunkware and Troyce and Shannon Beglaw for platinum-level donations; Penticton Lakeside Resort, Dr. Tom Evans, Thunderbird Show Park, Tacara Garments, Nickel Plate Nordic Club, Pro-Physio Clinic, an anonymous donor, Peach City Runners and Adventure Sports and Penticton Rona for corporate-level donations. We would also like to thank Backyard Beans for supporting our fundraising efforts through proceeds of coffee purchases.
The Nickel Plate Junior Racers greatly appreciates the generosity of the community in supporting local youth sport. See you on the cross-country ski trails.
On behalf of the Nickel Plate Junior Racers