White Spot's Pirate Pak Day raises over $90,000 for kids

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There are few easier ways to give back to the kids than buying yourself a cardboard pirate ship full of food. On August 12, White Spot restaurants across B.C. and Alberta sold a veritable armada of their signature Pirate Paks, raising tens of thousands of dollars for kids in need.

Since 2008, Pirate Pak Day has raised $439,530 for Zajac Ranch, a B.C.-based charity that sends children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities to camp for an unforgettable camp experience.

On the day, White Spot also offered adult Pirate Paks alongside their kid’s menu, letting grown-ups get in on the fun as well. This year’s event saw a total of 46,179 Pirate Paks sold across B.C. and Alberta, with Langley’s Willowbrook location accounting for the most.

“Every year, White Spot is overwhelmed by the support our community shows us on Pirate Pak Day. This year is no exception,” said Warren Erhart, White Spot president and CEO in a press release.

“We look forward to Pirate Pak day as an annual tradition when everyone – captains, lads, lassies and me hearties alike – can enjoy a piece of their childhood. It is because of your tremendous support that we are able to send more kids to enjoy the enriching life experiences Zajac Ranch has to offer.”

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