On July 1 for the past 25 years, the Rotary Club of Guelph-Wellington ducks have floated down the mighty Speed River. This annual tradition has turned into a community highlight that celebrates our great country and raises money for local charities. In fact, the 2014 the Rotary Day Celebrations saw over 5,000 people attend our event and enjoy dozens of family friendly activities. Equally important we were able to raise over $30,000 for local charities.
The key to any event like this is community help. Today I am writing to ask for your sponsorship support that will allow us to build prize packages fitting of spectacular Canada Day Celebration. This is an excellent opportunity for you to raise your local profile through our publicity efforts which include a high traffic website, Rotary newsletters, signage and advertising within the community.
The proceeds from the Duck Race allow our Rotary club to make a difference in our community. The charities that will directly benefit from funds raised this year are:
The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington helps children and youth reach their full potential by funding programs that support their intellectual, emotional and physical growth. childensfoundation.org
Kids Ability is a dynamic, multi-faceted organization that serves children with a wide range of special needs. kidsability.ca
Wyndham House provides Guelph youth a continuum of care that includes referrals, services, and residential & educational options. wyndhamhouse.org
Onward Willow Better Beginnings, Better Futures is a charitable organization providing community supports that enrich the quality of life for residents in the Willow Road neighbourhood. onwardwillowbetterbeginnings.ca
Together, we can have another successful year celebrating Canada and supporting our community. Thank you for reading the attached Sponsorship Program and getting involved. We look forward to working with you.