On Sunday, June 23rd, riders, sponsors and volunteers came together for the 9th annual Wheels event presented by Mattamy Homes. The sun was shining, the roads were dry – we couldn’t have asked for a better day. With the support of all involved, the event raised $125,000 for The Darling Home for Kids!
With 40% new riders and a 10% increase in the number of donations, the 9th annual Wheels event was an incredible success for The Darling Home for Kids. Donations came in not only from throughout the province, but extended across the country and even to Europe. The drive and determination of our participants to fundraise in support of our Home is truly remarkable.
A portion of funds raised at this event will go towards the building of an addition on our caretaker’s cottage so our children have a safe entry/exit place for our wheelchair van, and ensuring they are cared for in the event of an emergency evacuation from the Home.
We are extremely grateful to Mattamy Homes for returning as our presenting sponsor along with each and every one of our additional sponsors and supporters.
Since its inception in 2011, Wheels has raised over $875,000 in support of capital projects and the core programs offered at The Darling Home for Kids.
Past projects have included:
- Building of a wheelchair accessible playground
- A tranquil therapeutic sculpture garden
- Clubhouse for the kids
- Renovations to a respite bedroom
- Expansion of our office space
- Purchase of a wheelchair accessible van
- Installation of a new Rhapsody bathtub and hygiene chair
Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 ride – our 10th annual event!
For more information about our Signature Events, contact:
Nicole Walker, Events and Sponsorship Lead
T: 905.878.7673 ext. 232
Thank you to our Event Sponsors
Mattamy Homes has been the driving force behind the Wheels event and it would not be the success it is without their support. We are pleased that Mattamy Homes continues to share in our vision.
The bike seat, where you sit while your legs spin away, holds up the rider. Our generous sponsors will support all our riders.
A bicycle’s drivetrain is the mechanical system that converts a cyclist’s pedaling power into forward movement. The involvement of these sponsors will drive us forward to reach our goals!
Special thanks to our creative & print partners for their continued support.