More Teams and More Money Raised this year at the 3 rd Annual On the Lawn powered by BDO
Bringing lawn bowling to a younger generation one Okanagan summer at a time.
Date: August 16, 2017
Kelowna, BC – On the evening of Thursday, August 10th Mike Greer, the Executive Director of Elevation Outdoors, stood on the grass at the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club holding a large cheque for $23,100 and not quite believing the moment. “I’m overwhelmed by emotion. OTL has created a tremendous boost in our ability to fund new programs and create more opportunities for local youth to experience what many Okanagan residents take for granted.”
For three consecutive Thursday evenings, a total of 26 teams of four bowled it out for prizes, fun, friendly bragging rights, and most importantly, to raise funds for a charity that enhances the lives of underprivileged youth through a wide offering of outdoor sports and activities.
This year’s On the Lawn, the third annual , saw teams grow from 20 to 26, as well as a big jump in funds raised from $17,000 last year to $23,100 in 2017. “In just three years, we’ve seen the event more than double the funds raised thanks to the support and generosity of our participants and sponsors. We are thrilled with the how things turned out this year,” offered Daylin Mantyka, the event’s organizer.
BDO, an international accountancy network, has been the events Presenting Sponsor since day one, and recently re-committed for two more years. BDO was pleased to see an influx of more young professionals partaking in this event. “BDO is thrilled with the results of this year’s event. The organizers and participants really stepped up again and the event continues to stay fresh and fun. We are also so happy to see such a worthy organization in Elevation Outdoors receive the proceeds from the event so they can continue to grow their youth programs, “ stated, Mike Gilmore, BDO, Office Managing Partner.
This year’s event sold out very quickly, and organizers will look for the same community commitment next summer when the fourth annual event returns to the Kelowna Lawn Bowling Club at City Park.
About On The Lawn
Designed for young professionals in Kelowna, On The Lawn brings three evenings of entertainment, networking and socializing in the form of a lawn bowling tournament and finale party. Starting the last Thursday of July, they invite Okanagan fun-seekers to step back in time, roll some bowls, sip a cool beverage, and have a truly awesome time. Teams of four bowl it out each week. On The Lawn provides bowls, music, BBQ, wine, beer, and cocktails, all at Kelowna’s downtown, lakeside, sun-drenched Bowling Club. All proceeds go to our chosen charity, Elevation Outdoors.
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About Elevation Outdoors
Kelowna based Elevation Outdoor’s mission is to enhance the lives of underprivileged youth via participation in specially designed outdoor sports programs such as skiing, sailing, and climbing. All programs are offered to eligible youth free of charge as Elevation Outdoors believes that no young person should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor sport or pursuit that can help keep him or her motivated, healthy, and happy in life.
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