Youth athletes get $22k from local builder Mission Group

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Kelowna residents encouraged to participate in Spin-A-Thon fundraiser on February 3

Kelowna, B.C. – This January, Kelowna-based builder Mission Group donated $22,000 to the Balance Point Racing Junior Development Program, a local not-for-profit organization. The funds will help support Balance Point’s Mission Group Junior Development Team, a group of ten elite cyclists and triathletes from around Kelowna under the age of 21.

Mission Group’s donation will fund new racing jerseys for the team and subsidize training, performance testing, and facility rentals.

“We are proud to do our part to ensure talented young athletes from this community get the support they need to excel in competitions at home and abroad,” said Mission Group CEO Jonathan Friesen. “This is a partnership between two organizations that strive for excellence in everything we do.”

Photo caption: Riders on Kelowna’s Junior Development Team practice
Photo credit: Mission Group

The Junior Development Team has achieved top-level results at events around the world including Kids of Steel, Sprint Distance Junior Elite Triathlons and XTERRA Off-Road Triathlons. Brock Hoel, a 16-year-old team member won last year’s Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon and the BMO Okanagan Marathon 10km race, against men and women of all ages.

“Junior cycling and endurance training programs are hard to come by in Canada,” Balance Point Racing head coach Luke Way said. “Our team is being recognized on a national and international level and we couldn’t do it without the generosity of sponsors like Mission Group.”

An all-ages Spin-A-Thon fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 3rd from 8am-1pm at the indoor Kelowna Forum located at 1317 Ethel Street.

“Come out to support a great cause, meet new people and burn calories while you do it,” added Luke Way.

Funds raised will be split between the Balance Point Racing Junior Development Program and the Strong Kids Foundation of Kelowna.

Ways to participate:

  1. Individual rider. For $20 to $40, sign up to participate in the Spin-A-Thon for 1 to 5 hours. Riders are encouraged to collect pledges for their day of spinning
  2. Pledge a rider. If you are not able to participate yourself, you can sponsor an individual that will be riding in the Spin-A-Thon.

Limited riding spots are still available. Visit to register or make a pledge.


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About Mission Group

Headquartered in Kelowna, Mission Group specializes in residential and commercial real estate development and construction. Each Mission Group community is given careful thought and consideration long before construction begins.

Their goal to create and nurture homeowner relationships, as well as their modern and well-built designs have earned them numerous industry awards over the years. These include the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Tommie Gold Awards for Excellence in Creating a Low-Rise Multi-Family Development (2016), Excellence in Semi-Detached or Town-Home Development (2016), Built Green B.C. Builder/Renovator of the Year for Winsome Hill in 2012 and Multi-Family Builder of the Year (2014).

About Balance Point Racing

Balance Point Racing’s goal is to provide the most inspirational and educational environment to athletes who are committed to long-term development. With this in mind, BPR offers both ongoing testing and training sessions and hopes to empower people to pursue their dreams with passion and knowledge. BPR support a broad range of athletes, from beginners to age-group champions, in addition to a small but growing elite team.

Balance Point Racing’s mandate for the Mission Group Junior Development Team is to take a group of dedicated young athletes between the ages of 12 and 21 and develop them into tomorrow’s champions. Rooted deep in BPR’s training philosophy is a long-term perspective when it comes to developing endurance. The three areas of focus for this group are Knowledge, Ethics, and Fun.