Cascades Casino guest service manager Dez Olson, a.k.a. Tony Harding, challenges drive-thru customers to donate to his bail on Friday morning during the annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Cascades Casino in Aberdeen.
The event is a three-way equal partnership between the United Way, School District 73 and the Kamloops Food Bank. Money raised goes to the Feeding The Future program, an initiative to kids ages six to 12.
Jail and Bail, which has been held for about a decade, sees participants locked behind bars, with their “bail” set at a fundraising goal they encourage supporters to meet.
This year’s “inmates” included Olson, Dale Bass, Chris Chan, Kelly Kelland, Peter Milobar, Catharine Pendrel, Arjun Singh, Greg Stewart, Darryl Sydor and Jessica Vlegenhart.
The Jail and Bail event occurred alongside a breakfast drive-thru fundraiser at the same location. For a minimum donation of $10, hungry supporters received a breakfast wrap, a coffee and some Timbits from Tim Hortons.
Organizers hope Friday’s event saw total donations through the years eclipse $600,000.
For more information on the Feeding The Future program, go online to feedingthefuture.com.