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Cops for Kids ride will stop in Golden to present pediatric crib

On Sept. 13, the Cops for Kids Ride team (including Const. Hull) will be in Golden to present the hospital with a new pediatric crib.

Twenty-two riders, including Golden’s Const. Mike Hull, and six support people from RCMP and supporting enforcement agencies within South East District, will embark on this year’s annual Cops for Kids Ride on Friday, Sept. 7.

The 2012 Ride, presented by The Thomas Alan Budd Foundation, will take the team across the South Eastern corner of British Columbia, to raise awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical, or traumatic crisis.

This ride, along with local fundraising efforts, has provided much needed equipment and funds for children in need in Golden.

Over the 10-day journey, Cops for Kids riders will cycle into 18 different communities across Southeastern British Columbia, facing some challenging terrain and possible inclement weather conditions along the way.

As a part of the 2012 Cops for Kids Ride, the team will be arriving in Golden on Thursday Sept. 13,  from Cranbrook. After a lunch donated by the Fire Pit, they will be  at  Sobey’s at approximately 1:15 p.m. to meet with Mayor Christina Benty and local children.

“I would just like to thank the people of Golden for their continued support of Cops for Kids.  In just over one year, with the help of some awesome community partners, we have now been able to provide approximately $24,000 back into our community by assisting nine separate children in the area,” said Hull.

“In addition we will be assisting the hospital with the purchase of their new pediatric crib which will benefit countless families for years to come.  I am proud to represent Golden and Golden RCMP Detachment on the 2012 ride and encourage everyone to come out on Sept. 13 to meet all the riders.”

Hull and the rest of the team will  ride to the Golden Hospital at 1:45 p.m. to present the crib.

“These riders tackle a gruelling journey across Southeastern B.C. to raise money for children in need, and I’m honored to be a part of such an event that helps children in our communities,” said presenting sponsor Tom Budd.

“These children require medical equipment, mobility & learning aids that aren’t covered by government funding, and Cops for Kids is able to provide these crucial funds because of this event.”

Cops for Kids are grateful for the generosity shown by all of our communities.

“Our riders join us from across the region, and they’ve each raised a minimum of $2,000 through various fundraising efforts in their own community. During the ride, local community groups, restaurants, and hotels generously extend their hospitality to our team.  Saving on these costs allows us to put all of our efforts towards the children,” said Ride Captain, Julio Krenz.

“We are very honoured to be welcomed into each community with such open arms.”

 

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