Be it your energy or your actions, what you give out comes back to you. That’s one definition of the word karma. It’s likely a term that holds true for HOMEBASE 50/50 Lottery Winner Brittney Page, who just won $6,657.50.
Back in March, when Covid-19 had suddenly slowed the world down, Brittney and her team Canada Volleyball teammate Dani Smith launched a fundraiser in an effort to help healthcare workers and local businesses, both who were feeling the stress and effects of the pandemic.
“My mom is a retired KGH RN, so I know first-hand how selfless and hard-working health care workers are. Being former professional athletes, both Dani and I grew up being involved in our communities and fundraisers, so it was a natural reaction to a stressful time in our community”.
Page, who has participated in HOMEBASE both years, was eager to play HOMEBASE 2.0. and support JoeAnna’s House.
“It’s really special to see a community rally together for something like JoeAnna’s House and I wanted to be a part of that again, even if it was just a 50/50 ticket purchase. I also co-organize an annual fundraiser, ‘Stand Up For” so I understand how impactful fundraising events can be for charitable organizations – they depend on them!”
She hasn’t yet had much time to think about how she will spend her lottery winnings but she knows some new fall boots are likely in her future!
“We might not have been able to play ball together this year, but we still had fun supporting JoeAnna’s House. It was awesome to see someone like Brittney win the 50/50. She knows the importance of working together and supporting the community” says Josh Gorges, co-host of HOMEBASE.
Even without the signature NHL All-Star Ball Game and Slo-Pitch Tournament, the re-thought HOMEBASE 2.0 was a success. With the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle and donations, $51,752 was raised for JoeAnna’s House.
“Over the past few months we’ve really seen the importance of working together. And once again, Kelowna stepped up to the plate to make a big difference” says Brendan Willis, Branch Manager for HOMEBASE title sponsor, Raymond James Kelowna Corporate Branch.
Since opening in November, JoeAnna’s House has welcomed over 245 families. It has remained open throughout the pandemic.
“Even during the pandemic, families must still travel to Kelowna to support their loved ones. Injury, heart attacks, strokes, accidents, the birth of premature babies still happen. And when they do, JoeAnna’s House is there” says KGH Foundation CEO, Doug Rankmore.
“It’s people like Brittney Page, Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau, businesses like Raymond James, and every community member that supported this HOMEBASE 2.0 campaign, that ensure JoeAnna’s House is open to support families in need when they need it most.”