Toronto, Ontario – Mitsubishi has raised $240,000 for Right To Play, a charity which provides children’s sport and play programming in 20 countries worldwide, through the 2010 Mitsubishi City Chase Canadian Championships. Since 2008, the event and its participants have raised over $520,000 for the charity.
At the Canadian Championships this past weekend, brothers Erik and Anthony Woods, competing as “Team Ottawa,” won against a field of seven regional winning teams to earn the title of the 2010 Mitsubishi City Chase Canadian Champions. The pair also won two Mitsubishi Outlanders. The 36-hour Canadian Championship, in partnership with Tourism Winnipeg, the City of Winnipeg and Tourism Manitoba, required participants to race on foot, bicycle and in Outlanders around Winnipeg in search of 22 mental, physical and humorous challenges. These included an outdoor spinning class, a hide-and-seek game with the Winnipeg Police K-9 unit, a nine-pound burger eating challenge, and a softball game against a Little League team.
The Mitsubishi City Chase will return in 2011, with the series travelling through Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.