WHAT IS IT?
The University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology is excited to announce a very special Halloween fundraising event. The first ever “Run, Skate & Donate” with Gilmore Junio in support of The United Way of Calgary is set for October 31st, 2014 (12 Noon to 2 PM) at the Olympic Oval.
Everyone is invited to join the University community and Olympic Oval Staff & Athletes in becoming United Way Everyday Heroes or ”Do-Gooders”. Your minimum $10 donation gets you pizza from Papa Johns, your entry fee to skate or run and Halloween treats!
The “race” starts at 12:30 PM with the goal of all participants skating, walking or running (on the Oval track) a total of 500 laps by the end of the event. The goal is for participants to raise over $5,000 for the United Way. If you can’t make the event, you can sponsor other skaters to do some laps on your behalf!
Please note that helmets are mandatory for skating – skate and helmet rental will be complimentary with your donation.
Leading the way on “The Fastest Ice in the World” will be University of Calgary Kinesiology student, Oval trained athlete, 2014 Olympian and United Way “Do-Gooder” Gilmore Junio who has volunteered to lead the “race.”
“As a proud, born and raised Calgarian the United Way has always been an cause that is close to my heart” says Junio “With the University community, the Oval and the city of Calgary all coming together, I think this event is a great example of how the United Way’s values can bring us all together towards a common goal.”
Tickets for the event will be available at the door, for pre-sale at the Kinesiology Client Services Front Desk or at the Olympic Oval front desk.
RUN, SKATE & DONATE FOR THE UNITED WAY
What: Run, Skate & Donate for the United Way of Calgary and Area
When: October 31st, 2014 – 12PM to 2PM
Where: The Olympic Oval Calgary, University of Calgary, 288 Collegiate Boulevard
Who: Dr. Penny Werthner (Dean, U of C Faculty of Kinesiology), Mr. Yves Hamelin (Director, Olympic Oval) and Representatives from the United Way of Calgary will be on hand. Everyone is invited!
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
1. PURCHASE A TICKET - For a minimum $10 donation you can purchase a ticket and join us at this amazing event! Remember you can donate any amount and all of the proceeds are going to support the Calgary United Way. Presales are available at the Kinesiology Guest Services Front Desk or at the Olympic Oval front desk. For more information on presale tickets contact David Vink, Sponsorship & Events specialist at the Olympic Oval Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. CREATE YOUR OWN CAMPAIGN - Can't skate, walk or run in this event but still want to support the cause? Why not sponsor someone from your office to skate on your behalf? Or just buy a ticket for a friend! Challenge others to skate a certain number of laps for a donation! Be creative! Remember we can all be "Everyday Heroes"!