Langley loves its Pirate Paks — more than any other community in B.C. or Alberta — according to White Spot.
And it is through their love of the popular paper boats, filled with gold chocolate coins, and ice cream desserts, that local residents helped raise a record $65,916 to send kids and youth with special needs to Zajack Ranch for Children through its Pirate Pak Day, which was held on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
A record 32,458 Pirate Paks were sold to both the young and young-at-heart.
Last year 1,958 of the popular boats were sold in White Spot’s two Langley locations on Pirate Pak Day. In fact, an impressive 42,215 Pirate Paks were sold in Langley throughout 2012. The Fraser Highway location holds last year’s record for Pirate Pak Day sales.
White Spot donated $2 from each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold — plus contributions received in lieu of Pirate Paks — to Zajac Ranch which gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable camp experience.
The initiative has raised a total of $268,386 and sent 160 kids to summer camp since the program began in 2008.
“Pirate Pak Day has once again resulted in an incredible outpouring of generosity from White Spot guests,” says White Spot president Warren Erhart. “We are delighted to celebrate a record-breaking donation.
“White Spot has demonstrated a true commitment to improving the lives of children and young adults with special needs by supporting Zajac Ranch,” said Mel Zajac, founder of the Zajac Ranch for Children.
White Spot is helping send kids to Zajac Ranch for ‘White Spot Week’ Aug. 19 to 23 where they will meet new friends and participate in outdoor sports and activities, such as kayaking and horseback riding.