The Red Deer Outreach Centre’s eighth annual Lip Sync Battle raised a record $210,296 to support programs and services.
The battle is the Outreach Centre’s main fundraiser, with donations coming from sponsorships, contestant fundraising, ticket sales, and a silent auction raffle.
Competitors collected pledges and then took the stage to lip sync their hearts out, battling for a first-place trophy, and bragging rights.
Dr. Brian Isaac secured the most donations, with more than $44,000.
Organizers Bonnee Gregg and Brandy Roberts are thrilled at the success of the event.
“Our hearts are full. The success of our eighth annual Lip Sync Battle is a huge win for our community,” Gregg said. “The first show back in 2017 made $10,000 and it is truly remarkable to see how the event has grown, raising over $200,000 this year. We will be celebrating the success of this show for many months to come.”
Funds from battle are used to support programs and services the Outreach Centre offers, such as the Adopt a Family program.
Without the support of the community, the event wouldn’t be possible.
“The Lip Sync Battle not only provides a fun and entertaining way to generate funds, but it also serves as a platform for raising awareness about the social challenges facing our community,” Executive Director of The Outreach Centre Ian Wheeliker said. “It is inspiring to see people rally together for an important cause, ensuring that families in need receive the support and assistance they require, especially during the holiday season.”