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CONQUER THE TOWER 2017 

The fundraiser that makes a huge splash is back! Conquer the Tower is returning to the Canada Games Complex this Thursday, Nov. 9. The local fundraising event will see business and community representatives taking a plunge from the diving towers in support of PRO Kids and the Thunder Bay Diving Club.

Conquer the Tower 2017

Businesses can “nominate” a volunteer who will agree to jump from one of the platforms, based on funds raised by his/her co-workers. If $300 is raised, they jump from the 3m board, $500 will see them go off the 5m, $750 for the 7.5m and $1000 will send them plunging from the 10m platform! Individuals that find themselves a little too high for their liking can buy their way down for $250 per level. The event also includes an exhibition from the Thunder Bay Diving Club members.

The exhilarating event is once again presented by Levaero Aviation! 

Last year Conquer the Tower raised $28,889 and saw 17 brave participants take the plunge in support of PRO Kids and the Thunder Bay Diving Club.

To get your workplace involved, contact Laura Daniele, PRO Kids Coordinator at 625-3212.

 

PAST EVENTS: 

TRAINING WITH A PRO: THE BASEBALL EDITION

Training with a Pro: the Baseball Edition hit it out of the park on Sunday, Aug. 20. The newest addition to the Training with a Pro series saw 29 youth practice their baseball skills alongside former local baseball pros. The fundraiser also generated over $1,400 in support of PRO Kids. 

The clinic ran for four and a half hours on Sunday at George Burke Park. Local former pros Chris Toneguzz(Milwaukee Brewers Organization), Bob Jesperson (Cincinnati Reds Organization) and Dan Grant (Northern Iowa Panthers) led participants through drills that focused on pitching, hitting and positioning. The day was then wrapped up with a game of baseball.

PRO Kids would like to thank and recognize presenting sponsor Tbaytel.

Baseball 1

CALLING ON THUNDER BAY: RECYCLE YOUR CELLPHONES WITH TBAYTEL TO HELP PRO KIDS

2017 will mark the 13th year that Tbaytel has been collecting and recycling unwanted cellphones to support PRO Kids. That means when you bring your old devices to be recycled at a location listed below, the proceeds will place Thunder Bay children and youth into recreational programs.

Recycle your cellphones

It's a simple concept but the impact is tremendous. The initiative raised over $1,200 in 2016.

The public is encouraged to bring their broken, used, or unwanted cellphones to the following locations:

                   -     Tbaytel Retail Store, 959 Fort William Rd
                   -     The Power Centre, 707 Memorial Ave
                   -     Touch Unwired, 1080 Lithium Dr
                   -     Touch Unwired, 540 Arthur St                    

In addition, cellphones may be dropped off at PRO Kids in the Community Services Department at the Victoriaville Civic Centre to be brought to one of the authorized locations above.

PRO Kids would like to thank Tbaytel for their support, and their continued commitment to giving back to our local community.

For more information please contact Laura Daniele, PRO Kids Coordinator at 625-3212 or prokids@thunderbay.ca

MAC'S FAMILY SKATE

What a fantastic night! Over 350 people came out to support PRO Kids at the Mac's Family Skate at the Fort William Gardens. PRO Kids would like to thank our presenting sponsor Mac's Convenience Stores as well as Boston Pizza, RBC, The Chronicle Journal and Rainbow Printers. Another huge thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers including the Thunder Bay North Stars and the face painters provided by OKC.
We'll see you at the next skate!

Mac's Family Skate 2017

TRAINING WITH A PRO: THE FOOTBALL EDITION
Local professional football player Nigel Romick, of the Grey Cup winning team the Ottawa Redblacks, participated in the football edition of Training with a Pro. Children and youth ages 5-13 spent two hours with the CFL pro at the Lakehead University hangar on Saturday Dec. 17 for football themed training clinics. The event drew in over 40 participants and raised over $2000 support of PRO Kids. We would like to thank presenting sponsor Tbaytel for supporting our event.  

Nigel Romick with Kids

 

SHAW ROCKIN' SANTA SKATE 
Friday Dec. 9 saw another successful and rockin Santa Skate at the Fort William Gardens. PRO Kids thanks presenting sponsor Shaw as well as Boston Pizza, the Lakehead Thunderwolves, RBC, the Chronicle Journal and Rainbow Printers. Thank you to the over 400 people who attended and supported PRO Kids. We hope you had as much fun as we did! 

 Shaw Rockin Santa Skate 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer work available through P.R.O. Kids - assisting with administrative and organizational tasks. P.R.O. Kids facilitates placing children in community programs that are run by other organizations, but does not actually interact with the children we support.

Fall Placement Support

Over half of the applications received in one year arrive in the fall. This is an especially busy time for the P.R.O. Kids Coordinator. Extra support is needed to place children into fall programs in a timely fashion. This is a short-term volunteer position involving 20 hours a week for four weeks beginning mid-August and ending in mid-September. Interested? Call the P.R.O. Kids Coordinator at 625-3212.

Event Planning

On occasion, larger-scale events are scheduled, and the P.R.O. Kids Coordinator requires additional support. These are short-term in nature to assist in the planning relating to one specific event (e.g., Family Skating Events, Mayor’s Mulligan). Interested in helping? Call the P.R.O. Kids Coordinator at 625-3212.

Alternatively, if you would like to volunteer by helping at events, contact the P.R.O. Kids Coordinator at 625-3212 and add your name to the P.R.O. Kids Event Team list today!

P.R.O. Kids Board of Directors

The P.R.O. Kids Board Members are residents of the City of Thunder Bay and represent a wide range of interests and expertise. For more information, refer to the Board page.

P.R.O. Kids Fundraising Committee

This is a very active group that meets once a month. Members oversee fundraising through activities & events, dress-down days, merchandise sales, and direct approaches, as well as grants and funding opportunities. New members are welcome at any time during the year. Interested? Call the P.R.O. Kids Coordinator at 625-3212.