Jul 18, 2017

250 Paddleboarders Race to Raise Money for Surrey Hospital Program

Article courtesy of Tom Zillich for Surrey Now-Leader

Paddleboarders raced to raise funds for Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation on Sunday afternoon (July 16).

The second annual Champion of the Crescent Stand Up Paddle Board event saw 250 racers take to the waters off Blackie Spit Park in South Surrey.

They raised more than $155,000 for kids’ mental health programs at the hospital.

Paddleboarders raced to raise funds for Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation on Sunday afternoon (July 16).

“We’re so happy so many people chose to spend their Sunday with us, raising money for kids’ mental health programs,” stated Jane Adams, president of Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation.

“Participants in the race have helped fund vital programs that will provide children, teens and their families with much needed support and treatment. There’s a real need for these programs, and everyone’s contribution will be so appreciated by the most vulnerable in our society.”

Champion of the Crescent, presented by EllisDon, will take place again on July 22, 2018, also at Blackie Spit Park.