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Local Cops for Kids riders Les Blain, Roy Davidson and Christine Banford are grilling it up for a good cause this weekend in Valleyview.
As riders for the Cops for Kids Ride, they have each agreed to raise a minimum of $2,000 for children in need for Cops for Kids. Blain and Davidson, both RCMP members in Kamloops, along with teammate Banford, a local border services officer, are taking on the journey, but first they need their community’s help in fundraising.
The trio will host a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, July 28, at Cooper’s Foods in Valleyview from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be selling hot dogs and pop for $4, with all proceeds going to Cops for Kids.
The annual Cops for Kids ride is a 10-day cycling journey from Kelowna that takes the team of 25 riders across the southeastern portion of British Columbia to raise money for children in medical, physical or traumatic stress.
“Partnering with Cooper’s has been a real pleasure. Not only do they provide food for the ride when we come to Kamloops, but they have also stepped to the plate to help the local riders meet their fundraising goals,” Davidson said.
The Cops for Kids Ride takes place from Sept. 7 to Sept. 16.