Buccaneers in full swing

The Central Alberta Buccaneers are working hard in preparation for the upcoming season.

The Central Alberta Buccaneers are working hard in preparation for the upcoming season.

On April 11-13, the Bucs operated booths at both the Lacombe and Stettler Trade Shows. Players talked with the public and shared info on the team and its goals. Also, the Bucs recruited new players and volunteers, as well as found new sponsors to partner with. It was a great chance for the Bucs to meet people and businesses in the community.

On April 22, the Bucs begin outdoor practice at Lacombe’s MEGlobal Athletic Park. Players will suit up in full gear in order to learn offensive and defensive schemes, refresh prior knowledge and learn new skills, and train their cardiovascular systems.

The Bucs will continue their annual “Team up to Tackle Hunger” food-drive in Lacombe and their annual “Bucs Pub Night” at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer on May 10. Each year, the Bucs raise approximately 3000 pounds of food for the Lacombe food bank (which is equal to the sum of the bank’s entire yearly donations). After the drive finishes in the afternoon, the Bucs will host a family BBQ. The BBQ is aimed at welcoming new players and their families into the Buccaneers community. In the evening, the Bucs Pub Night will allow those in attendance to enter into a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and a chance to hang out with the Buccaneers.

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