KINGSTON, Ont. — Pita Pit Canada announced that its recent “Be a Pita Player” campaign raised $20,000 for motionball — a not-for-profit organization that builds awareness and raises funds for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.
The program, launched nationwide on October 16, asked customers to donate $1, $3, $5 or a custom amount of their choosing with the purchase of any pita, with all proceeds going directly to motionball.
“We are incredibly proud of our franchisees and our loyal customers who truly stepped up to the plate to help make a huge impact on motionball and the Special Olympics Canada Foundation,” says Kevin Pressburger, president of Pita Pit Canada. “Since Pita Pit became the official partner of motionball we have continuously searched for new ways to raise even more awareness and support for this amazing cause.”
To honour Pita Pit franchisees who went above and beyond with their fundraising efforts for the “Be a Pita Player” fundraising event, Pita Pit Canada held a contest to name the top regional fundraisers from across its franchise system. Winners from each region will receive a trip for two to attend a motionball fundraising gala of their choice in either Halifax, Toronto or Calgary. The honorees include:
• Toronto-based franchisee Nick Koinis
• Saint John, N.B.-based franchisee Marcia Lunn
• Nanaimo, B.C.-based franchisee Brooke Bestwick