Over $28,000 Raised this year at the 5th Annual On the Lawn powered by BDO
On The Lawn powered by BDO team presents giant cheque to Elevation Outdoors.
August 20th, 2019 – For Immediate Release
Kelowna, BC – The summer’s favorite charity event in support in Elevation Outdoors just wrapped up its 5th year with more teams, and more money raised, than ever before!
On the Lawn powered by BDO expanded their ever-popular Lawn Bowling Charity Tournament from a 3-week Event to a 4-week Event, allowing more teams a chance to participate and assist in raising funds for Elevation Outdoors.
This year, Tori Hanson, Founder and Board Chair of Elevation Outdoors, was presented a cheque for $28,252.00, which is not only the largest amount raised in one year for On The Lawn powered by BDO, but also brought the 5-year total to over $100,000 in funds raised for Elevation Outdoors.
“We are overwhelmed by the support shown by the community in supporting On The Lawn powered by BDO and our fundraising efforts. The impact over the five years of the event has truly changed what is possible for Elevation Outdoors. Funds from this year’s event will be combined with support from MEC and the Telus Future is Friendly Foundation to help launch our brand new Leaders in Action program designed to help youth aged 15-18 develop their leadership skills through outdoor recreation. We would like to thank all the players, sponsors, and volunteers for making #OTL5 such an amazing event! We look forward to returning next year for another great summer of fun on the greens,” stated Mike Greer – Executive Director, Elevation Outdoors.
The team behind On The Lawn along with the team from BDO, the event’s presenting sponsor since event conception; are excited to continue to grow this event annually to ensure there is ongoing support offered to such an important local charity.
“We were so pleased that this year’s event format change allowed more teams to participate and more money to be raised toward such a worthy cause. Event organizers built on past successes and created a truly fun and memorable experience for all the participants. We look forward to partnering with Elevation Outdoors on this event for years to come to ensure it remains a summertime event not to be missed,“ said Mike Gilmore, BDO Office Managing Partner.
With participant teams, and available sponsorships selling out every year in less than a week, now is the time to reach out to the On the Lawn organizing team regarding getting involved in 2020!
Wear your whites, and take the green.
About On The Lawn
Designed for young professionals in Kelowna, On The Lawn brings four evenings of entertainment, networking and socializing with 20 teams of four bowling it out each week. On The Lawn powered by BDO 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
Elevation Outdoors was founded in 2007 by Tori Hanson and a small group of dedicated individuals who recognized a need in our community. From our first ever Learn to Shred program with 6 participants, our focus has always been on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since then, we have expanded our program offerings to include snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and sailing. All of our programs have full scholarship seats available for any eligible youth or families to ensure all young people have an opportunity to develop a healthy passion. Starting in 2019, we have expanded who can access our programs so that families that do not meet our eligibility criteria can now pay for a seat in our programs as we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to find a passion and learn from our amazing mentor team. Elevation Outdoors provides all the required equipment for its different programs so that all participants need to do is show up with a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new. Transportation from a common meeting point is also included in our programs to ensure that each youth has an opportunity to participate. Each program is facilitated with the help of our team of volunteer mentors who are there to share their passion for the activity, and to build a positive relationship with the participants. We strive to keep ratios in our programs at 3:1 or lower so that our volunteer mentors and participants are able to have quality conversations and build a relationship while in our programs.
Since our first program in 2008, we have been able to help hundreds of young people find a new passion and develop more healthy lifestyles while learning skills that will stay with them for life.
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