Hungry Game teams competing for local charities in part of the T.I.P foundation, photo taken by Laryn Gilmour/Black Press Media

Okanagan servers volunteer as tribute at ‘Hunger Games’

Ten teams tested their tray balancing skills in an obstacle course to raise money for local charities

A Kelowna fundraising organization has put a spin on ‘Hunger Games’ by pinning local restaurant staff teams against each other for a relay-style, tray-race competition

Ten teams participated in ‘The Industry Project’ (T.I.P.) for the 2nd Annual Hungry Games on Tuesday.

T.I.P. is a local fundraising organization working to connect the restaurant industry with various local charities across Kelowna.

“Over the course of our campaigns participating servers donate a portion of their daily sales to our chosen local charity. These accumulated donations add up to have a huge impact on our community, so far garnering over $30,000 to various charities throughout the Okanagan. This year our campaign will run in November so we’re excited to kick things off with our annual Hungry Games,” said T.I.P founder Madeleine Swordy

READ MORE: How to pair hotdogs with wine: sommelier

The games have helped charities including Okanagan Food Bank, JoAnna House and the Foundry.

“This year we are going to let the participating teams select a charity they would like their funds to go towards,” said Swordy.

The competition saw teams from Cactus Yacht Club, Cactus Banks, Central Sports Club, Train Station Pub, BNA, Moxies, Perch Cafe & Lounge, Bin4.

“I got involved because the charity and raising money for the community,” said Cactus Club server, Jesse Brennan.

“We have a big heart for charities here in Kelowna,” said Cactus Club team’s Jordy Worsfold.

The competition saw teams balancing a water bottle on a tray as they plunged through military like obstacles, including tires, bars, and crawling under ropes. If a teammate drops the water bottle, they began again. To raise money, teams bought flippers, weights and other objects to place on their opponents as a way to sabotage the other team.

READ MORE: Kelowna paddlers rank first in Vancouver, Penticton provincial competitions

The grand prize up for grabs is an Okanagan wine tour.

T.I.P hopes to have more teams participate next year and encourages people to visit their Facebook and Twitter pages for information on upcoming fundraising events and how to get involved, the organization said they are always looking for volunteers and the next charity to support.


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

Tool and camping gear lending library to open in Revelstoke

Samantha Wex Special to the Review The North Columbia Environmental Society is… Continue reading

Two senior City of Revelstoke staff on paid leave

The City of Revelstoke’s Chief Administrative Officer, Allan Chabot and the city’s… Continue reading

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Most long-weekend rain has already fallen

A mix of sun and cloud is expected for the last two days of the the Victoria Day weekend.

Weather holds up for Rutland May Days

60th annual May Day midway, market and entertainment saw hundreds of attendees

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Former Greyhound Canada employees gather in Okanagan to say a final farewell

“Greyhound may take our jobs but they will never take our friendships,” says former bus driver

Kelowna firefighters douse blaze in hedges

The cause of the fire on Renfrew Road is under investigation.

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

Okanagan Springtime Regatta draws more than 50 sailboats

Sailors treated to windy, excellent long weekend conditions on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Okanagan tattoo fundraiser draws tons of support

Lineup around the block in Vernon for start of Five Fathoms Tattoo event for Children’s Hospital

Most Read