Fundraiser for Lacombe athletic park expected to sell out

Funds from an upcoming fundraiser for the Lacombe Athletic Park will help the association get closer to its Phase 3 goal. The third annual fundraiser for the large athletic park will take place on March 10 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

Funds from an upcoming fundraiser for the Lacombe Athletic Park will help the association get closer to its Phase 3 goal.

The third annual fundraiser for the large athletic park will take place on March 10 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

Darren Gagon, Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) marketing and fundraising chairperson, says that as of Monday night, the association only had two tables left for its fundraiser gala, a night with entertainment, supper, and a silent and live auction.

“It will be a sellout,” Gagon said Tuesday.

In its entirety, the Lacombe Athletic Park will cost $4 million.

The project is on Phase 3, costing the association approximately $400,000. This consists of groundwork and installing the turf.

“There is no facility quite like this in Edmonton, Calgary or in Alberta,” Gagon said.

Organizers are hoping the fundraiser will raise $50,000 or more. The evening will also feature sport celebrities including four Edmonton Eskimos alumni, two Calgary Stampeders, and Henry Burris who is now playing with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

“Come and support the park,” LAPA president Don Gustafson said Tuesday. “It’s going to lengthen the season for all the field sports so in future years we will be able to get on there for April and go until freeze-up. This will accommodate a lot more activities.

For more information contact Gagon at 403-358-8515 or by email at dgagnon@lacombeford.com.

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