Team #4 “The KGB Reunion Tour” Scott Thompson and Dean Patterson

Team #4 “The KGB Reunion Tour”
Scott Thompson and Dean Patterson

Team #4 “The KGB Reunion Tour” consisting of Scott Thompson and Dean Patterson!  In a nail biting finish all-stars Scott and Dean triumphed over 12 other teams to claim first prize – a travel voucher from Vellinga’s Travel and Cruise Holidays, kite surfing lessons in Erieau with Surf Culture Canada and a premium car rental provided by Blenheim Chrysler.

Second place went to Dan Peltier and Trevor Nethery of Team #9 “Team Phoenix”. They received a travel voucher and kite surfing lessons.  The third place finishers, Team #17 “The River Card”, Paul Card and Yvonne Rivers, received a gift card to Smyth Cycle.

This year, through event sponsors and individual pledges to the 13 teams, the event was able to raise over $35,000. “United Way of Chatham-Kent and their funded agencies, programs, and services are the real winners. We are so grateful to all the teams who raised funds, the event sponsors, planning committee members, and day of volunteers” said Curtis Xavier, Race Day Co-ordinator and United Way of Chatham-Kent Post-Secondary Summer Student.

All thirteen teams participated in grueling challenges across Chatham-Kent that tested their physical and mental strength. The day started at Union Gas Riverview Location. From there the teams made their way to other challenge sites in Tilbury, Merlin, North Buxton, Ridgetown and Blenheim. Teams also stopped at Parks Blueberries in Bothwell to eat a delicious lunch and refuel for the afternoon challenges. The event culminated at Links of Kent Golf Course where the top four teams plus one team who earned re-entry after previously being eliminated earlier in the day, competed in the finale.

Once again Union Gas acted as the signature sponsor for this event. Not only do they kick-start the event financially, they also provide some of their wonderful people as volunteer planners; a location to start the event; and enter two teams.

We would also like to thank Gold Sponsors Chatham Daily News and Chatham-Kent Public Health. Silver sponsors include Maizex, Boralex, and Park Blueberries while Bronze sponsors are InTouch Connections, North Kent Wind and Tilbury Foodland. Additional prize sponsors are Demony’s, The Purple Pansy and Red Devil Scuba. Mainstreet Credit Union, Blenheim Bus Lines, Tilbury Kinsmen, Bouma General Contractors and Peak Athletic Training were Challenge Site sponsors.

For more information about the race contact Curtis Xavier at 519-354-0430 or curtis@uwock.ca.