The White Rock-South Surrey Titans football association is set to celebrate its 35th season – and they’re kicking things off with a creative fundraising endeavour.
Beginning today (Wednesday), the Semiahmoo Peninsula youth sports organization is selling tickets for its first-ever online 50/50 draw, which Titans vice-president Tina Giustino said is also a first for B.C. community football, “and the result of some creative thinking during a couple of tough fundraising years due to COVID.”
The total prize pool for the 50/50 draw can grow up to $248,000, with half going to the winner and half to the association. Tickets are available until Sept. 5 at https://wrssfootball.rafflenexus.com. Individual tickets are $10, or three for $25 or six for $40. The draw is scheduled for Sept. 21.
The Titans are also gearing up for the fall season, with registration currently open for both football and cheer teams. Early-bird sign-up rates end July 15, and practices begin July 13 for atom flag, peewee and midget divisions, and July 27 for junior flag, junior bantam and bantam teams.
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Giustino also noted that the association’s flag football season, held in the spring, was “very successful” with 30 different Titans teams taking part, from under-eight to U19 divisions. In between socially distanced, COVID-19 protocol-compliant practice sessions, four weeks’ worth of games were also squeeze in to end the season.
The usual provincial tournament – held annually in Kelowna – was not held this year, “but we were all grateful to play games this year,” Giustino said.