25K – 25 Days; $25,000 to Celebrate 25 Years
Vancouver – October 2, 2018 – Olympic race walker Evan Dunfee kicked off a campaign to raise $25,000 in celebration of KidSport’s 25-year anniversary at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Evan will be walking 25 km per day for 25 days in an effort to raise $25,000 for KidSport BC.
As part of this ambitious project, Dunfee is also looking to host talks in 25 lower mainland schools where he will tell his story about the transformative power of sport, hold discussions and clinics and encourage schools to raise funds for their local KidSport chapter.
Evan burst into the Canadian conscience during the Rio 2016 Olympics when his refusal to appeal a decision that could have awarded him a bronze medal resonated with Canadians from coast to coast to coast: and indeed, with people world-wide who embrace the values of fair play.
“We are extremely fortunate to have such an incredible ambassador on Team KidSport. Evan truly espouses everything we believe in and this initiative is entirely his idea and illustrates his passion for the power of sport”, according to Pete Quevillon, Director, KidSport BC.
“Sport gave me confidence, allowed me to find my voice and nurtured me into the person I am today. No kid should have to miss out on these opportunities, and KidSport helps ensure that they don't. I view this arena not only as an enormous privilege, but also as a responsibility to be the best ambassador I can be. For me that means taking what I am good at, namely walking quickly for long periods of time, and using that for a greater good,” said Dunfee.
Local schools are encouraged to visit the event website to register for a session with Evan and to help him get kids off the sidelines and into the game. Visit www.dunfeewalks.com for more information about Evan’s campaign and www.KidSport.ca/25Years to find out other ways you can help…#SoALLKidsCanPlay!
Follow Evan on social media @EvanDunfee and @KidSportBC.
Pete Quevillon – Director, KidSport BC