A big cheque of 15-thousand 200 dollars was given to the Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer Local Cancer Initiatives Program.
The donation came from the Yorkton Hyundai and Whitewood Dodge Close Cuts for Cancer Campaign.
In May and June, both dealerships committed to donating $100 dollars for each new or pre-owned vehicle on behalf of their customers; Yorkton Hyundai had a Ukrainian lunch as well as a car show that contributed to the total.
Dealer Principal of Yorkton Hyundai Rob Kaban says contributing to local intiatives like this is always an easy decision.
“If it’s going to help anybody, if we can help in any way whether its kids or anything like that, we’re all about that.” Kaban said.
Co-Founder of Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer Greg Ottenbreit says donations like this are encouraging.
“It sincerely chokes me up to see what these guys achieve every year,” Ottenbreit said. “Just to really know the impact its going to make…in years past through Ron’s (Kaban) contributions we’ve upgraded Palliative Care in the long term care facility here in Yorkton and that’s one of the targets we’ll be going along with this year again.”
The final scheduled event for Close Cuts is a pancake breakfast on August 5th, from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park at the Gitko Lake Store/Manitou Concession.
The cheque presentation was held this morning (Thurs) at Yorkton Hyundai.