BC’s newest Stand Up Paddle Board Race has $10,000 in prizes and will support Kids’ Mental Health

Surrey, BC – The Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation is hosting its inaugural Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Race July 24, in support of kids’ mental health.

Champion of the Crescent, presented by EllisDon, will be held at Blackie Spit Park at Crescent Beach. There will be a 10KM Competitive Race, 5KM Recreational Race, Kid's Race, Corporate Relay, as well as a SUP Exhibition and Family Activity Zone. The competitive race will have $10,000 in prize money, the largest in Canada, to be won. Participants in the recreational race will be entered to win a trip for two to the legendary Atlantis Resorts, including round trip airfare & 7 nights’ accommodation in the Bahamas.

Champion of the Crescent is a unique opportunity to help our most vulnerable citizens- children and teens suffering with diseases of the mind that prevent them from attending school, or even relating normally within their families and among friends. Participating in the Champion of the Crescent will help provide a safe place for these children to receive the care and treatment they need. This centre will be located at Surrey Memorial Hospital and will open in 2017, helping over one thousand children each year.

“At EllisDon, we believe that all children should have access to the care they need, when they need it. That’s why we’re standing up for kids’ mental health,” challenges David McFarlane, Vice President and Area Manager, EllisDon Vancouver. EllisDon is committed to excellence in highperformance design, technology integration, and strategies for the construction sector. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the Foundation in bringing awareness to creating awareness and treatment facilities for the children in our community.”

“We’re inviting everyone to join us at Blackie Spit Park on July 24 and take part in our corporate relay, competitive race, or family race,” says Jane Adams, President of the Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation. “This race will help us reach our goal to equip Canada's most progressive children's mental health unit, the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit. We are thrilled to have incredible community sponsors who are helping us make a difference in the lives of so many children and families.”

For more information, visit www.championofthecrescent.com.

Media Contact: Kate Naylor | Kate.naylor@fraserhealth.ca | 604.614.9237

Posted On: March 28, 2016
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