A big fundraiser is in the works for Ponoka Soccer.
The sports association has organized a fun day and evening set for Oct. 22 at the Kinsmen Community Centre, explained organizer Heather Bendera.
The idea came out of some brainstorming after seeing the need to help pay for upkeep and purchase of new equipment.
“Ponoka Soccer is growing and more and more kids are getting into the sport,” said Bendera.
While the growth is welcome it also highlights opportunities where the group can improve on programming or repair old equipment. Soccer nets don’t come cheap and soccer balls don’t last forever, says Bendera, hoping that this first time hosting a fundraiser will be a fun and entertaining day.
For the evening Cam Hinton, a music teacher but also a coach for Ponoka Soccer, will be bringing his magic with a duelling pianos event. Bendera feels the musical entertainment is the “icing on the cake” for the night.
Along with the entertainment will be silent auction items. “We will have something for everyone, from gift baskets, to a signed Team Canada jersey signed by the 2016 Olympic bronze medal women’s team, Oilers and Flames tickets.”
During the day there is also something for the kids. Bendera says a family carnival is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with games, crafts and entertainment.
Tickets for the activities will be sold or people can buy a family pass, explained Bendera. She added her thanks to the many businesses that have stepped up and donated items for silent auction.
For more information or to buy tickets call Bendera at 403-783-4249.