Car Wash for Charity a Success

Prince George

2017-05-20 16:48 PDT

The Prince George RCMP and our partners from the BC Sheriffs Service and Prince George Fire / Rescue, held a car wash to raise money for Special Olympics BC.

On Saturday May 20th from 11:00 AM to 3:00PM, members of these three public safety organizations were washing vehicles and selling 50/50 raffle tickets at the Canadian Tire store on Domano Boulevard in the City.

Image of a car being washed by emergency services personnel.

Image of a car being washed by emergency services personnel.

From start to finish there was a steady line-up of vehicles patently waiting their turn. Although we did not count, we estimate more than 50 vehicles and donations of up to $100. After the last car was washed, the tally of the donations was in excess of $1600.

Proceeds of the event will be added to moneys raised for the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run to be held June 6th at the Prince George RCMP Detachment. All of the money raised at that event will be donated to Special Olympics BC to support Prince George area athletes.

Image of some of the emergency services personnel that washed vehicles.

Image of some of the emergency services personnel that washed vehicles.

A BIG thank you to all those that donated to this worthwhile cause, the generosity was overwhelming says Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. We also want to thank the management and staff of Canadian Tire for donating supplies and their parking lot to this event and to Boston Pizza for surprising us with lunch.

To donate to the Law Enforcement Torch Run, click here.

The RCMP officially supports two charities each year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and Cops for Cancer supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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