Bob Probert Ride Surpasses $1 Million Raised For Local Cardiac Services
This year marks the 9th anniversary of the Bob Probert Ride, and it was announced Wednesday that funds raised to date have officially surpassed the $1 million mark.
“Each year I get the chance to thank all of the amazing supporters, sponsors, and volunteers involved in our Dad’s ride. Without you this Ride would not be a success, to the tune of over $1 million!” said Tierney, one of Bob’s daughters. “As they like to say at Hôtel-Dieu Grace…we truly are changing lives together. They say it because it’s true – each of you have made a big difference in the quality of care and recovery services available to those dealing with cardiac-related health issues.”
This year’s ride takes place on June 23rd and will feature to two hometown boys as ride captains, Edmonton Oiler, Zack Kassian and Darren ‘Bruiser’ Banks.
The annual ride will support local Cardiac Wellness programs, specifically the development of expanded Cardiac Services at a satellite location in the revamped Tecumseh Sportsplex. “We are very excited that the plan of opening a third satellite location in the Tecumseh area in the near future will help us reach a greater number of people in our community,” said Bill Marra, Vice President External Affairs and Executive Director of the Changing Lives Together Foundation.
Due to the incredible success and positive response from last year, this year’s Ride will once again include stops at the Fort Fun Centre, Colchester Bar and Grill, Wolfhead Distillery, and returns to the final stop at the Ciociaro Club where riders and their passengers will be able to enjoy refreshments and purchase food.
Registration and online donations are now open at www.probertride.com.