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Guelph shows superhero strength in support of Kidsability

Superhero Challenge takes place June 7 to 13
Guelph businesses take part in Superhero Challenge

When the call went out to the community, Guelph businesses knew they wanted to help having seen the impact KidsAbility has on families in the community every day.

Despite what has been a challenging and impossible year for so many local businesses, local Guelphites rallied donning capes, masks showcasing their superpowers to raise much-needed funds to help local families. Launched Monday, the Superhero Challenge runs this week from June 7 – 13.

It is a free, fun, friendly and inclusive opportunity for everyone in the community to participate while raising awareness and funds for KidsAbility. Support has been strong from community businesses like Wellington Group of Companies, Sleeman Breweries Ltd., Winmar Property Restoration Specialists, Granite Homes, Market Fresh, The Real Deal Sports Bar Inc., and local comic book store, The Dragon.

Much like the presenting sponsor of the Challenge, Linamar Corporation, along with community supporters Guelph Police Service and Wellington Catholic District School Board, their actions are all about caring for the communities in which they live and operate.

“The Superhero Challenge is really about building community spirit across the regions we serve to encourage inclusive ways for our community to participate in ways they choose,” explains Rebecca Walker, volunteer Chair, Guelph Superhero Challenge Promotion Team. “Businesses are joining in with a deep commitment to being philanthropic – and the Challenge has only just begun.”

All donations received during the Superhero Challenge will help support children with communication, social, physical and behavioural goals through a variety of essential therapy programs and support services. “Businesses in Guelph are just many of the superheroes for KidsAbility,” Walker shares. “Even as COVID restrictions have made it harder for their businesses to thrive, they’re tapping into their superpowers and giving back in ways they can – and for that we are so grateful for their support.”

You can make a donation and find out more about how to participate on the KidsAbility Superhero Challenge website.