Walk. Run. Ride. Pledge. Saturday, September 16, 2023
Steps for Success
|When:||Saturday, September 16, 2023, b/t 10 a.m. – 12 noon; after Walk FREE BBQ|
|What:||Fortis 5K Walk-A-Thon|
|Where:||Chinguacousy Park, Brampton|
|How:||Walk. Run. Ride. Pledge.|
|Why:||Youth Education and Development|
Download Pledge Form Here
This year is a very special year for us as an organization as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary of our founding and supporting youth education and development. The Fortis 5K Walk-A-Thon is a family-friendly event. We’re returning to Chinguacousy Park, in the City of Brampton, on Saturday, September 16th for a fun-filled day walking, running, and riding for an hour or two. After our Walk, we’ve a delicious free barbeque planned, good music, and some great vibes – all in support of our beloved alma mater, Kingston College, Jamaica (“KC”).
Like most secondary educational institutions in Jamaica, the government funding and parents’ financial contributions do not meet the full academic and extracurricular operational needs of the school. Therefore, but for the support of the KCOB fraternity, and the Jamaican diaspora generally, organizing activities like these to raise the much-needed funds to fill the gaps in funding, KC would not be able to maintain its standing as one of the preeminent secondary schools in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Our ask this year is that you:
- Make a pledge, and ask your family and friends to make pledges
- Join us at the park and walk, run, and ride with us – stay for the after Walk BBQ
- If you are unable to attend – make a pledge and collect pledges from your family and friends
The proceeds from this event will help fund the school’s welfare programs, infrastructure upgrades, and post-secondary scholarships for qualified students, just to name a few.
Donate what you can – every “little bit” counts and as the old Jamaican proverb goes “one-one coco full basket.” Tax receipts will be issued for donations in the amount of $25.00 or more. For your convenience, you can donate on-line through our website using the secured payment services of PayPal. You can also send donations via e-transfer to our Treasurer, Errol Whittle, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also be collecting donations at the park on the day of the event.
Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you there.
Your donation is truly appreciated. Stay safe and healthy.
Fortis Forever, Forever Fortis!
Richard R. Housen
President, KCOBA (Toronto)