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Kamloops Ribfest nets $95K for local charities

KAMLOOPS – The ribbers came out en masse, not only to eat but in support of the community.

Daybreak Rotary’s annual Ribfest brought more than 60,000 people to Riverside Park Aug. 7 to 9 and in doing so the club raised more than $95,000 from the event. That money will now be donated to local charities.

Not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding on the Rotary Daybreak Club’s website. Daybreak has already donated $19,400 to local youth organizations.

“We are very fortunate to have raised such a large amount of money,” Sandra Blair, Co-Chair of Ribfest, says. “Now, we have the pleasure of taking applications from not-for-profit organizations within our community that are in need of assistance and possibly providing them financial support. A large portion of the profit will go to youth organizations, but we will accept applications from all organizations within our community.” 

The Rotary Club of Kamloops Daybreak has already begun Ribfest planning for 2016.

“We know that with the support from the community, our sponsors, our volunteers, and local Rotarians that we’ll continue to grow what has become a signature event for our community,” Blair says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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