VANCOUVER — White Spot’s eighth-annual Pirate Pak Day, held Wednesday throughout Alberta and B.C., raised a record $108,128 in support of Zajac Ranch — a charity that gives campers with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable experience.
The money raised this year will help send more than 70 children and young adults to Zajac Ranch. In addition to the $2 White Spot donated from each Kids and Adult Pirate Pak sold, there was also a new text-to-donate option and a $0.25 donation for every glass of wine and craft beer sold, which helped push the number over the top this year. Since the program’s inception, White Spot has raised a total of $663,876.
“Year after year, our staff and guests continue to amaze us,” says White Spot president Warren Erhart. “On behalf of everyone at White Spot, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to all of our guests who came out to show their support.”
“White Spot continues to demonstrate its long-term commitment to improving the lives of children and young adults with special needs by supporting Zajac Ranch,” says Mel Zajac, founder of Zajac Ranch for Children. “We are so thankful to be partnered with White Spot for Pirate Pak Day; it’s the perfect way to celebrate childhood while supporting a worthy cause.”
White Spot will be sending kids to Zajac Ranch for “White Spot Week” (from Aug. 14 to 18) to participate in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, water sports and arts and crafts.