On September 28th, 2013 , friends, family, colleagues and community members gathered at West Zwicks Park to remember a local man for his dedication and commitment to our area’s children at the fourth annual Ken Sykes Memorial 5 km run/walk presented by McDougall Insurance and Financial.
Ken was a true champion for children; he was an active member of Quinte Children’s Foundation Board of Directors for 7 years holding various positions including treasurer and Board Chair. Unfortunately, Ken left us much too early; this is our way of always remembering his contribution to the children in our community.
A true testament to the man Ken was, his friends, his family and his community have rallied behind this event since 2010 generating funds for a program that was important to him, Reach for Success Bursary Program. This program allows youth that may otherwise not have a chance to continue their education an opportunity to do so. Bursaries are presented to youth and kids in the care of Highland Shores Children’s Aid at the annual Quinte Children’s Foundation Youth Award night. Over $14,000 was raised at this year’s event and, to-date, Ken Sykes Run/Walk has raised over $60,000.
We are very pleased to announce that this year we were joined by over 80 enthusiastic supporters. As well, before the 5K, we had a free fun 2k run for kids to participate. The warm response and generosity from all the community, sponsors, runners, walkers and volunteers helped make the event greatly rewarding for all of us. Andrea DiRocco-Supryka, who was a Board member with Ken and said “this event is what Ken was all about, everyone giving a little to help a lot.”
We are looking forward to our 5th Ken Sykes Run/Walk and we hope you can join us for a beautiful morning 5k run or walk next year!
Quinte Children’s Foundation would like to thank all the runners and walkers who came out to the Ken Sykes Kommunity Ties Run/Walk. Special thanks to McDougall Insurance, McDonald’s, Colin McLean and Bay Mazda who were our Lead Sponsors and to all our sponsors; this would not have been possible without you. To QCF staff and all of our fantastic Volunteers, thank you!
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2013 Ken Sykes Kommunity Ties Run/Walk Sponsors:
Amer Sports Canada Inc.
C. Roderick Rolston
Reynolds O’Brien, LLP
Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
O’Flynn Weese Law
Berend Van Huizen
Studio DK Hair Design & Day Spa
CENTUM Mortgage Express
K. Knudsen Construction
A Plus Electrical
Parmalat Canada / Black Diamond
Nancy Ann Timmers