Revelstoke RCMP join in Cops for Kids ride

Cpl. James Moore and Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky of the Revelstoke RCMP are taking part in the 16th annual Cops for Kids Ride. The ride raises awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.

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Photo: Cops for Kids

Two RCMP officers from Revelstoke are taking part in the 16th annual Cops for Kids Ride.

Cpl. James Moore and Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky will be a part of the 25 riders and seven support people from the RCMP and supporting enforcement agencies within the South East District embarking on the 16th annual Cops for Kids ride on Sept. 8. The 2017 ride will take the team across the South Eastern corner of B.C. to raise awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.

As a veteran of the Cops for Kids ride, Moore said he is thrilled to have Grabinsky join the team this year.

Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky at the starting point of the Cops for Kids ride in Kelowna. Photo: Rana Nelson

“I can’t wait to hit the road,” said Grabinsky. “I know that the children we will meet during the Cops for Kids ride are the reward to our pedalling. Families are constantly struggling with costs for items not covered by government programs or larger charities, so it’s important for Cops for Kids to be there to jump in and assist with funds. The chance to give back to my community with my colleagues is the reason we get into this job, it’s going to be an incredible journey.”

During their 10-day fundraising journey, Cops for Kids riders will cycle into 18 different communities across South Eastern British Columbia, facing some mountainous terrain and everlasting summer heat.  The ride will bring the team to Revelstoke Thursday September 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the Swiss Chalet Motel.

Funds raised from this event stay within our communities to fund specific items required by children facing illness, disability or traumatic crisis through a grant application process. Since 2001 the group has raised over $4 million dollars through their fundraising efforts.

Donations are graciously accepted at any time. To follow the team along their journey or to make a donation please visit the website at www.copsforkids.org

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Melissa Jameson is the civic affairs reporter for the Revelstoke Mountaineer. She handles the newsy side of goings on about Revelstoke. Got a news tip? Feel free to contact Melissa at melissa@revelstokemountaineer.com