Saugeen Shores Police Service (SSPS) have joined the ‘Change a Life Challenge’ in support of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The SSPS announced yesterday, June 10th, that they have put a team in for this year’s virtual Gran Fondo Lake Huron ‘Change a Life Challenge’ presented by Bruce Power. The team will be logging their kms this summer by biking, walking or running the distance equal to the distance around the Lake Huron coast, a whopping 6,180 km with a goal of raising $5,000.
Team Captain, Constable Ian Clarke says that, “Being community members of Saugeen Shores, SSPS thought the Grand Fondo would be a worthwhile contribution back to our community. We saw the opportunity to challenge ourselves, show our local pride, and also have the opportunity to help ‘change-a-life’. We recognize the Gran Fondo as much more than a “bike ride”. It is a way to push ourselves individually, encourage each other collectively and contribute to this great cause which supports the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.”
Although the Team is just getting started, Officer Stacey Gordon has already reached more than $430 toward the goal.
Not to be out-done, the SSPS team is also issuing a competitive challenge to the local EMS and Fire Service to step up and put in a team for the event this year and meet or beat their $5,000 fundraising goal.
SSPS is encouraging the public to help them raise funds and have promised that whoever on their team ends up with the largest amount of donations will get a pie in the face.
There are also some amazing prizes up for grabs for those who fundraise ($10,000 towards your rent or mortgage, groceries for a year, gas for a year and so much more) To register or for more information visit www.granfondolakehuron.ca
To donate to the SSPS team visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/46246/the-gran-fondo-lake-huron/pledge/team/321074
Funds raised from this year’s event will be used toward the purchase of three ECG machines for the hospital in Saugeen Shores and a ventilator for the Owen Sound Hospital.