ODBF Pledge Challenge Champions rallied their local networks of families, friends and co-workers to donate and participate in the annual online fundraising race. These men and women showed their true tenacity in the face of a global pandemic raising $73,500 in support of local charitable initiatives including the Ottawa Food Bank, Debra Dynes Family House and Carefor Health & Community Services.
Led by the tremendous team and community spirit on display from “Fleet of Foote Lightning” the ODBF Pledge Challenge Champions raised over $70,000 among the top 6 teams.
“It is inspiring to see how the ODBF community continues to dig deep and give back during the unprecedented events faced this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” says ODBF CEO John Brooman
To-date the ODBF’s 2020 fundraising campaign, which includes both the ODBF Pledge Challenge and the ODBF Shiver & Giver, has raised $94,770 through generous donor and paddler support and distributed funds to Ottawa Food Bank, Debra Dynes Family House, Carefor Health & Community Services, Ausome Ottawa, Canadian Ski Patrol, Camp Ooch, St. Luke’s Table, St Joe’s Women’s Centre, A New Day Youth and Adult Services, Children at Risk.
Congratulations and thank you to the ODBF Pledge Challenge Champions, donors and participants.
Women’s Division Champions: Mixed Division Champions:
1st: Draggin’ Docs 1st: Fleet of Foote Lightning
2nd: Herricane Winds 2nd: Chinatown Showboat
3rd : Allied Paddlers 3rd: Paddlin’ Hellfish
Further donations can be made by visiting ODBF.CA or by texting ODBF to (613)-703-5852.
Established to focus on philanthropic efforts in the local community, the foundation has raised $4.8 million in support of 51 local charities.
A recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ottawa Chapter Outstanding Philanthropic Group in 2018. In 2020 ODBF is proud to support Ottawa Food Bank, Debra Dynes Family House, Carefor Health & Community Services, Ausome Ottawa, Canadian Ski Patrol, Camp Ooch, St. Luke’s Table, St Joe’s Women’s Centre, A New Day Youth and Adult Services, Children at Risk.
For more information visit odbf.ca
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