Parksville Save-On-Foods gaming event Nov. 15 to raise funds for charity

The grocery store will kick off its third annual Games for Kids 24-Hour Marathon to raise money and awareness for B.C. Children's Hospital

  • Oct. 8, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Save-On-Foods staff will be gaming for 24 hours to raise money for charity.

On Nov. 15 starting at 9 a.m. the grocery store will kick off its third annual Games for Kids 24-Hour Marathon to raise money and awareness for B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Save-On supervisor Aaron Solomon explains each person involved will raise money via pledges and donations then commit to a 24-hour marathon of video gaming, which will be held at the Parksville Save-On-Foods store.

This year, for the first time, it will be streamed online. Solomon said the idea came from another Save-On store in Nanaimo — and when he transferred up to Parksville a few years ago he brought the idea with him. In the last two years, he said the store has raised more than $5,400 for B.C. Children’s Hospital.

“We hope to raise even more this year and have more people participate in the event to play like kids for those who can’t,” said Solomon. The marathon starts the morning of Nov. 14 going into the next day. It will strictly be held at the Parksville Save-On-Foods location.

Meanwhile, Save-On staff are organizing Plinko for Points and prizes by donation to the Children’s Hospital so customers can join in on the fun.

For more information or to make a donation contact Aaron Solomon or Shannon Miller by calling 250-248-8944 or e-mailing 954asm@owfg.com. Save-On-Foods is located at 826 Island Highway West in Parksville.

— NEWS Staff/Save-On-Foods news release