Tyson Biffert and Winter McLaughlin

Tyson Biffert and Winter McLaughlin

Twelve teams compete in second Wii Olympics

The second annual Wii Olympics was held at Thompson Rivers University Sunday.

The second annual Wii Olympics was held at Thompson Rivers University Sunday.

The event is a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and the TRU Human Service program with the aim of providing a community event for children and families.

This year 12 teams participated in six events: baseball, dance, synchronized swimming, tennis, Mario Cart, and snowboarding.

The fundraising event was organized by a group of three TRU human service students as part of a class project, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District, says operations co-ordinator Stefanie Hendrickson.

“Funds raised at the event will support programs for youth in our community,” Hendrickson says.

The Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District is a leading provider of programs and services for children and youth.

The club supporters believe in healthy physical, educational, and social development for young people and their families in the community.

The club operates more than a dozen programs including the Sprockids mountain biking program, licensed after-school child care, a full-day licensed summer program, community outreach and education programs, outdoor baseball, and a youth drop-in centre.

Many of these programs are run at no-cost to the participants, and, as a policy, Boys and Girls Clubs will not turn away any child due to a family’s inability to pay.

Instant updates on programs and events can be found on the Boys and Girls Club

To learn more about Boys and Girls Clubs please visit www.bgccan.com or www.bgcwilliamslake.com.

Hendrickson can also be reached at 250-392-5730 or at operations@bgcwilliamslake.com