Even though we’re spending more time at home lately, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex (BBBSWE) is encouraging people to keep moving, keep active and keep motivated. Now through July 31, their WE Move 4 Mentoring Event is challenging participants to be active while raising pledges online to support the young people benefitting from the BBBSWE Mentoring Programs.
“For the second year in a row, we have been unable to host our 2 signature events – Bowl for Kids’ Sake and Battle of the Hors D’oeuvres due to COVID 19 restrictions. This has negatively impacted our fundraising efforts and made it difficult to continue to deliver some of our programs.” says Becky Parent, Executive Director BBBSWE. “WE Move 4 Mentoring offers people the opportunity to have a great time with family, friends and/or workplaces while maintaining strict physical distancing restrictions. Moving outdoors and/or with those in your own household and competing virtually with others doing the same is a really fun and safe way to raise funds and help make a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community.”
To participate, complete three hours of any physical activity you challenge yourself to and raise a minimum of $30. You can run, walk, bike, work in the garden, do yoga, golf, or any type of physical activity you enjoy.
All participants will be entered into a draw to win prizes, the top fundraiser will win special prize and McDonald’s gift cards will be given out as incentive prizes with increasing value depending on funds raised.
Optionally participants can submit videos on the event fundraising page of themselves being active for a chance to win a prize. The categories videos can be submitted to include The Competitive Athlete, The Fun Family, The Love of Pets, The Big Comedian and The Cuteness Overload.
All funds raised from this event stays 100% in Windsor and Essex County and supports the seven youth mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex. These programs support youth, families and adult volunteers in mentoring relationships where youth gain life experience and achieve personal growth.
To register and participate visit the WE Move For Mentoring CanadaHelps.org fundraising page.
For more information contact https://windsor.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca