January 20th, 2020 – For Immediate Release
Kelowna BC – The summer’s favorite charity event in support in Elevation Outdoors is back for its 6th year, and back with some exciting news!
On the Lawn powered by BDO is happy to announce that their presenting sponsor BDO has renewed their sponsorship of the lawn bowling tournament for another year.
“BDO’s financial, and overall event support has been invaluable to the On The Lawn powered by BDO team; and we are so thankful we are able to continue to build this relationship” commented On the Lawn Event Coordinator Katherine Bramall.
Last year the OTL team expanded the event from 3 to 4 weeks, opening up the tournament to another 14 teams, and they will continue to host the event as a 4 week tournament hosting the 40 teams of 4, over the 4 weeks.
The first set of teams will join On The Lawn and BDO as they step back in time, roll some bowls, sip a cool beverage, and have a truly awesome time July 23rd and July 30th. The second set of teams will play on Aug 6th and 13th. For those passionate lawn bowlers out there wanting to play all 4 weeks, teams will be able to register and participate in both brackets.
This Event is aimed at Kelowna’s growing young professional community who are interested in trying out something new – all while making a difference in their community. In the past 5 years On the Lawn has raised over $100,000 for Elevation Outdoors, and the underprivileged youth of the Okanagan.
The proceeds from this year’s Event will assist Elevation Outdoors in providing over 85 full scholarships to deserving participants. Mike Greer, Executive Director of Elevation Outdoors stated, “In 2020 we will continue to build on our success from 2019 and are looking forward to another year of full programs. To be able to continue our work of breaking down the barriers that many in our community face, and provide both full and partial scholarships creates opportunities our participants may not otherwise have.”
Team registration goes on sale March 26th at 9 am and with the Event selling out in the past years within a day or two, and to mostly past participants this new format will allow new teams to join in on the fun.
Wear your whites and take the green!
About On The Lawn
Designed for young professionals in Kelowna, On The Lawn brings four evenings of entertainment, networking and socializing with 20 teams of four bowling it out each week. On The Lawn powered by BDO provides bowls, music, BBQ, wine, beer, and cocktails, all at Kelowna’s downtown, lakeside, sun-drenched Bowling Club. All proceeds go to our chosen charity, Elevation Outdoors.
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About Elevation Outdoors
Elevation Outdoors was founded in 2007 by Tori Hanson and a small group of dedicated individuals who recognized a need in our community. From our first ever Learn to Shred program with 6 participants, our focus has always been on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since then, we have expanded our program offerings to include snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and sailing. All of our programs have full scholarship seats available for any eligible youth or families to ensure all young people have an opportunity to develop a healthy passion. Starting in 2019, we have expanded who can access our programs so that families that do not meet our eligibility criteria can now pay for a seat in our programs as we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to find a passion and learn from our amazing mentor team.
Elevation Outdoors provides all the required equipment for its different programs so that all participants need to do is show up with a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new. Transportation from a common meeting point is also included in our programs to ensure that each youth has an opportunity to participate. Each program is facilitated with the help of our team of volunteer mentors who are there to share their passion for the activity, and to build a positive relationship with the participants. We strive to keep ratios in our programs at 3:1 or lower so that our volunteer mentors and participants are able to have quality conversations and build a relationship while in our programs.
Since our first program in 2008, we have been able to help hundreds of young people find a new passion and develop more healthy lifestyles while learning skills that will stay with them for life.
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