Casino chips in significantly for police charity

Lake City Casinos' latest donation brings its year-end total to more than $15,000 to Cops for Kids

To finish off the year in true community spirit, Lake City Casinos made a final donation to Cops for Kids as a part of its ongoing financial support.

Lake City Casinos latest donation brings its year-end total to more than $15,000 to Cops for Kids and the 2012 Cops for Kids Ride.

“The Cops for Kids ride has become one of the most notable fundraising events in our community each year,” said Jerry Pokorny, Lake City Casinos general manager. “It’s our honour to be a part of the great work they do for children in the community, particularly at this time of year.”

The Cops For Kids signature event is a 10-day cycling journey from Kelowna that takes the team of 25 RCMP riders across the southeastern portion of B.C. in order to raise funds and awareness for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.

Over the past 11 years, Lake City Casinos has dedicated more than $100,000 to Cops for Kids to support children in the southeastern communities.

“The continued support from Lake City Casinos is what makes them one of our great partners since our inception,” said Cops for Kids president Gail Harrison.

“Because of their generosity, we’re able to continue funding our growing requests for medical travel, learning and mobility aids.

“This is a fantastic way to end 2012 and gives us hope for a great 2013.”

The Cops for Kids Ride takes place Sept. 6 to 15, 2013.