FOR A CAUSE - Cyclers took off on a 500 km ride from Red Deer this morning in support of Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program.

Riders take off in City for charity

  • Sep. 8, 2016 9:52 p.m.



The seventh annual Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Pedal for Kids kicked off on Sept. 8th in Red Deer.

More than 70 riders from across Canada began a five day, 500 km cycling tour in Red Deer, and will travel through several communities – including Olds, Cochrane, Canmore and Calgary – to raise money and generate awareness for Jumpstart. Already in 2016, Jumpstart has helped more than 735 kids and has disbursed $22,446 in the Red Deer Chapter.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to providing kids from low-income families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sports and physical activity. Since 2005, the charity has helped over one million children get in the game.

– Fawcett

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