Local Mountie Seanan Sharp is gearing up to cycle 1,000 km to help kids

Revelstoke Mountie Const. Seanan Sharp is gearing up for this year’s 1,000-kilometre Cops for Kids ride through Southeastern BC.

The 10-day bicycle ride starts in Kelowna on Friday, September 5, and will raise money for children who are in medical, physical or traumatic crises in our region. Since 2001, Cops for Kids have raised more than $2.7 million to finance medical equipment, therapies and travel to the BC Children’s Hospital as well as learning and mobility aids.

Sharp participated in last year’s ride and is going to be back in the saddle for this one, too. He, along with the 2014 Thomas Alan Budd Foundation Cops for Kids Ride Team, will ride through 18 different communities and meet many of the kids who have benefitted from this event.

They’ll be arriving at Cooper’s in Revelstoke on Thursday, September 11, at about 3 pm.

“The physical challenge doesn’t get any easier for us cycling all those miles, but our hard work means that the challenges get a little bit easier for the kids who need it most,” Sharp said. “The items we fund aren’t covered by extended health care benefits or government programs, so these kids need us to help them where we can.”

And that’s where members of the public come in. Revelstokians are invited to come down to Cooper’s on September 11 to meet Seanan and the other members of the team, enjoy cake and coffee and, if they are so moved, make a donation to help them achieve their goals. You can also click here to make a donation online.