The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Kelowna for the second annual 6K for Water

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Highlights:

Saturday, July 7, 2018 is proclaimed “World Vision Kelowna 6k For Water Day” by Mayor Colin Basran
The Kelowna 6K for Water will raise funds and awareness for clean water projects in Africa.
(June 18, 2018)
On Saturday, July 7, Tugboat Bay will once again host the Kelowna 6K for Water. Special guests include members of the Harlem Globetrotters who recently returned from Mozambique where they saw the impact of World Vision’s water projects.
 
“We’re pumped to be heading to Kelowna. Seeing water projects in Mozambique has inspired us to work for clean water for kids everywhere. Giving back is important to us, so being a part of the Kelowna 6K where everyone shares a similar passion is exciting,” says Hoops, one of the Harlem Globetrotters who will be at the 6K.

The day will be packed with activities for the whole family including a performance from the Globetrotters, food trucks and a visit from Mayor Basran. The first 200 participants who sponsor a child will personally meet the Harlem Globetrotters, and residents can purchase tickets for a VIP breakfast with the athletes.
 
Last year’s event saw hundreds of participants walking, running and rolling to help bring clean water to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. As a result, Kelowna provided 5,200 children with clean water.
 
“I continue to be inspired by the generosity of Kelowna’s residents. We are stronger when we work and walk together and the Kelowna 6k enables us to make even greater strides toward improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children,” says Michael Messenger, President of World Vision Canada.
 
How Kelowna can get involved:   Quick Facts:  
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018 was proclaimed “World Vision Kelowna 6k For Water Day” by Mayor Colin Basran
  • World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds
  • The distance of six kilometres is the average distance those in developing countries have to walk to find water