Vancouver, BC (Thursday, May 7, 2015) – The BC Lacrosse Association’s Lacrosse on the Move Fund Travel Grant raised $39,753 during the Vancouver Stealth’s nine home games during the 2015 season.
This is the second year that the BC Lacrosse Association (BCLA) and the Stealth have teamed up to raise funds for the Stealth-BCLA “Lacrosse on the Move” Travel Grant Program. BCLA volunteers sold 50/50 raffle tickets during Stealth home games, and the Stealth donated monies raised through an auction of player worn jerseys.
“I am thrilled with the partnership that the Stealth have formed with the BCLA to support lacrosse through the Lacrosse on the Move Travel Grant,” said Stealth Owner Denise Watkins. “I’m very excited that the fundraising efforts have increased this year to nearly forty thousand dollars. These funds really help families with travel costs so that they can participate in the sport. I’m happy that we can help the growth of the game working with the BCLA.”
The Stealth introduced a new electronic 50/50 raffle system this season, replacing the existing manual 50/50 raffles, allowing fans real-time displays of total prize money available in the jackpot. 50/50 sellers were able to reach more patrons and allow longer ticket sales to increase the jackpots for the “Lacrosse on the Move” Travel Grant Fund.
For the second consecutive year, the Stealth auctioned off their limited edition game worn jerseys, raising $9,920 during BCLA Night on March 21.
Sohen Gill, BCLA President reflects, “We are proud of the partnership that the Vancouver Stealth and the BC Lacrosse Association have created and developed over the past two years. Having a professional lacrosse team in our community has increased the exposure and interest in the sport of lacrosse, and providing the opportunity to allocate grants to local lacrosse associations and their athletes The Stealth has demonstrated it is committed to giving back to the greater BC lacrosse community.”
In two years, the BCLA has raised $64,753 for the Lacrosse on the Move Fund, which goes towards teams traveling to minor box lacrosse and youth field lacrosse provincial championships. Another portion funds athletes participating in Team BC, many of whom could not otherwise not be afforded the opportunity to represent our province.
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