Second Annual Rally for Kids in Support of Washington Kids Foundation Benefiting Life Ready Foundation in Vancouver on May 29th and 30th, 2015

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The second annual Rally for Kids presented by EBOOST, in support of the Washington Kids Foundation’s Life Ready Foundation, will take to the streets of downtown Vancouver May 29 and 30, 2015 for a unique weekend road rally described as a scavenger hunt that meets “The Amazing Race.”

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“I am excited to use our Rally fundraising platform to help support this amazing organization," said BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese and co-founder of the Car and Boat Rally events.

The second annual Rally for Kids presented by EBOOST, in support of the Washington Kids Foundation’s Life Ready Foundation, will take to the streets of downtown Vancouver May 29 and 30, 2015 for a unique weekend road rally described as a scavenger hunt that meets “The Amazing Race.”

Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate as drivers must each raise a minimum of $25,000 to enter their car, and recruit one of the Celebrity Navigators who will guide them on a scavenger hunt to some of the city’s most renowned establishments and venues.

Confirmed celebrity navigators for this year include: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Erica Tazel - Actress, Justified, Mr. Right, House of D; Eddie George - American College and NFL Tennessee Titans, 1995 Heisman Trophy recipient; Harry Hamlin - Father, Actor, Author, and Entrepreneur; Heather Moyse - 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Bobsled; Hill Harper - Actor, CSI: NY, Covert Affairs, The Boy Next Door; Isiah Washington - Actor, Greys Anatomy, Black Bird, The 100; Jason George - Actor, Mistresses, Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Cyber ; Jason Priestly – Actor and Director, Beverly Hills 90210, Call me Fitz; Jason Gray-Stanford - Actor, Mistresses, Republic of Doyle, Monk, Beautiful Mind; Lauren Bowles- Actress, True Blood, The Messengers, Scandal; Leo Stakos - Host. Fish TV; Lisa Rinna -Actress, Host, Fashion Designer, Wife, and Mother; Omar Benson Miller – Actor, Ballers, CSI Miami; Patrick Fischler- Actor and Producer, Battle Creek, Once Upon a time, Lost; Rick Hoffman - Actor, Suits and more to be confirmed.

“I am excited to use our Rally fundraising platform to help support this amazing organization, said BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese and co-founder of the Car and Boat Rally events, which began in 2008 and have since generated more than $15 million for the Hospital for Sick Children.

“After the incredible success of both our car rallies in Toronto and Nashville, TN and our boat rallies in Muskoka, Ontario, we are excited to extend this proven fundraising platform to organizations and cities throughout North America to make a real difference in kids’ lives. The Life Ready Foundation is just one example of how we can strengthen their work helping at-risk youth build strength, endurance, and confidence by creating a high intensity, competitive environment, which keeps youth focused and driven to become stronger — something we can all feel good about supporting.”

The Rally begins on Friday, May 29 at the city’s Cactus Club Café in Coal Harbour with "The Qualifiers" Celebrity Draft cocktail reception where Rally Drivers meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator while enjoying great food and cocktails. The premium drafting positions will be determined based on the amount of dollars fundraised. With drivers and positions decided, the following day begins with a “Start Your Engines” brunch at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, which also serves as the event’s starting line. Media will have the chance to interview drivers and celebrity navigators before they depart to various secret “pit stop” locations throughout Vancouver. Participants will have received a driver’s “manual” filled with maps, tips and their first clue before embarking on an extraordinary schedule of pit stops at some of the most renowned establishments and venues throughout Vancouver. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet some of the youth that the foundation supports along the way.

The final destination of the rally is the “Winner’s Circle,” a star-studded gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel for drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests to enjoy a fabulous dinner with award-winning entertainment and live auction items.

Life Ready provides an opportunity for at-risk youth to have a safe, positive, consistent place to develop self-confidence, a sense of belonging, a sense of family, and a sense of team through programs that can engage all youth regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status.

“We aim to mentor, instill positivity and to help them believe that anything is possible!”

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Rally for Kids. Together, we can help change the lives of kids in need and make them believe that anything is possible.

For more information, visit http://www.rallyforkidsvan.com

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