Whistler Water’s Generous Donation Ensures $20,000 is raised for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Last week Whistler Water put a bounty on the head of Grouse Grind record holder Sebastian Salas, saying that if anyone could beat him at the BMO 20th Annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run, Whistler Water would match the funds raised for the event (benefitting Grind for Kids, raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation). Well, as it turns out, Sebastian beat his own time! What to do? Well, Whistler Water President Stuart McLaughlin announced at the awards ceremony that despite this turn of events, Whistler Water would match the funds raised (in the ballpark of $10,000, the tally is still being determined as funds come in) to make the final donation of the event $20,000.
Twenty-three year-old Sebastian Salas set a new course record of 25 minutes and one second at the 20th BMO Grouse Grind Mountain Run today. Just last month he smashed the unofficial time (set outside the annual race) with a stunning climb that took him only 23 minutes and 48 seconds. The race this morning drew over 500 participants, and raised funds for Grind For Kids a local annual initiative that supports BC Children’s Hospital. Whistler Water matched the event day fundraising to bring the total charitable contribution from the historic 20th race to $20k.