Pirate Paks aboard White Spot fundraiser for kids

White Spot will serve up Adult Pirate Paks, as well as the popular kid’s packs, on Aug. 15 for its annual kids’ camp fundraiser.

A treat for kids of all ages is sailing into White Spot to help send kids with special needs to camp.

For one day only, White Spot will serve up Adult Pirate Paks, as well as the popular kid’s packs, on Aug. 15 for its annual kids’ camp fundraiser.

White Spot will celebrate its fifth annual Pirate Pak Day by donating $2 from each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on Wednesday to Zajac Ranch for Children. Zajac Ranch is an established B.C. charity that gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience.

“White Spot’s Pirate Pak Day fundraiser has resulted in very generous contributions to our camp program, providing life-changing experiences for special needs kids across B.C.,” said Mel Zajac, founder of the Zajac Ranch for Children.

“We are excited to be reuniting with White Spot on this initiative again in 2012 and encourage everyone to get out and enjoy a Pirate Pak on August 15.”

The B.C. restaurant chain, which includes the Vernon Square location, has raised $152,000 in support of Zajac Ranch for Children, sending 75 kids with special needs to camp.

“Many adults who grew up in B.C. feel deeply nostalgic about the White Spot Pirate Pak,” said White Spot President Warren Erhart. “Pirate Pak Day is the perfect opportunity to experience a piece of that childhood magic while also supporting a worthy cause. We are proud to once again be partnering with Zajac Ranch and hope to break our fundraising record of $46,714 this year.”

The Pirate Pak was created in 1968 by founder Nat Bailey to provide a unique dining experience for children aged 10 and under, the Pirate Pak is celebrating its 44th anniversary this year.