Ride for Rebound Includes Cobourg Police Chief

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Cobourg Police Service Chief Paul VandeGraaf commits to riding over 100 km in support of Rebound’s services and programs of impact Northumberland County

Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland (Rebound) launches the Ride for Rebound, an initiative that brings together 25 avid community cyclists on May 8, 2021 to support Rebound by raising awareness and funds for their programs and services. Cobourg Police Chief Paul VandeGraaf developed this initiative in partnership with Rebound to emphasize the ripple-effect that their programs and services instill in those involved with their supportive work.

The Ride is a chance for community members to get active, experience the beauty of Northumberland County, and work alongside Rebound to change the lives of local children and youth.

Rebound and Cobourg Police Service (CPS) have a long-standing collaborative partnership based on the mutual
understanding of the importance of community-based, integrated, and holistic early interventions for children and families.

Early intervention through Rebound can change the course of a child’s life. Through mental health programs, literacy and learning help, youth justice diversion, counselling, mentorship, and partnerships, Rebound changes the outcomes for children, creating long-standing impacts in the lives of youth and families across Northumberland.

“I’m inspired and grateful by Chief VandeGraaf’s commitment and leadership in launching this year’s Ride for Rebound,” said Carol Beauchamp, Executive Director at Rebound.

“The Ride is a chance for community members to learn more about the impact Rebound has throughout Northumberland, and to generate funds that directly support our local children and youth.”

“As Chief of the Cobourg Police Service, I have seen first-hand how early intervention through Rebound Child & Youth
Services can change the course of a child’s life. Carol and her team at Rebound succeed in building family capacity and resilient youth,” says Chief Paul VandeGraaf. “Every child and family should have the supports they need for a bright future.

On May 8th, I am riding to support Rebound. I hope everyone will join me by riding, donating, or sponsorship. Let’s work together to create a bright future for families across Northumberland County.”

On May 8th, 2021, Chief VandeGraaf will join other cyclists on the route across Rebound’s service areas, completing over 100km with the goal to raise $20,000 collectively to support Rebound’s programs of impact.

Participant details
To elevate the impact of Rebound in Northumberland, we ask that each rider commits to fundraising $500 from their own networks. Our goal for the Ride is to raise $20,000 and every dollar pledged is a step closer to that being achieved. Support a rider by making a donation today!

Sponsorship details
Those interested in supporting the Ride for Rebound can do so by registering as one of the 25 riders or by sponsoring a rider to help them reach their $500 fundraising goal. Learn more by visiting rcys.ca/ride.

For further information about sponsorships and the Ride: Rachel Edwards, redwards@rcys.ca; Gavin Hinton,

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