First Ever Race to the Finish Raises $72,000!

On Saturday, April 2nd, over 225 racers gathered at Kivi Park in Sudbury to participate in the first ever Race to the Finish Presented by NSS Canada – Designed by Apex Warrior in support of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario.

Racers across Northern Ontario ran, jogged and walked the 1k kids, 5k Community 4 Life Trail Presented by Coniston Industrial Park & Lopes Limited, 10k, and 21k trail to help the YMCA get that much closer to the $2 million goal for their My Y is Resilient Campaign in Sudbury and North Bay.

Followed by the race, 200 guests gathered at the Science North Vale Cavern for the Awards Gala Presented by Desjardins where guests celebrated with a medal ceremony, sit-down dinner catered by Bryston’s-On-The-Park, silent auction, 50/50, and dance.

The first ever Race to the Finish and Awards Gala raised a total of $72,000 for our YMCA of Northeastern Ontario!

“My goal was to create an event to help support and maintain building healthiercommunities and I truly believe we did that with Race to the Finish” shares NSS Canada’s President, Bruno Lalonde. “Seeing hundreds of racers and community members cometogether demonstrates how vital our YMCA and their services are to our community. Iwant to sincerely thank all sponsors, racers and community members who helped bringthis event to life; we can’t wait to raise even more next year!” he adds.

“The Race to the Finish Inaugural Event in support of the My Y is Resilient Campaign wasincredible. A trail race in early spring in Northern Ontario is the perfect analogy for afundraising campaign. It reflects the necessary commitment, tenacity, and dedication thatboth runners and a fundraising campaign requires. The amazing result of raising over$72,000 is manifestation of that combined effort! We are very grateful to NSS Canada,Apex Warrior and Kivi Park for hosting this event and choosing the YMCA as their Charityof Choice. The funds raised will ensure the YMCA remains sustainable and can deliverrelevant and impactful programs and services in our community for years to come.” said Helen Francis, President and CEO for the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario.

Kaitlynn Zygmont, NSS Canada Marketing Manager
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