The Bonnyville Amateur Football Association (BAFA)is holding the 5th Annual Scott MacDonald Memorial Fundraiser on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Walsh Field in Bonnyville. It’s a solid day of football and organizers are ramping up to expect thousands of football fans! This event showcases amateur football in our community and kids from Bonnyville, Cold Lake and Glendon not only learn the discipline and tactical game of football but also the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community.
For the first time ever, the event features a triple header! The Bonnyville Renegades Peewee team will play the Lloydminster Steelers at 11 a.m. followed by the Bantam Bonnyville Bandits kicking off against Cold Lake at 1 p.m. At 4 p.m. the Bonnyville Voyageurs will take on the Lloydminster Barons. And speaking of header…volunteers from each team will shave their heads for pledges during the half time shows! Dan Jubinville, Head Coach of the Bandits and the Service Manager at Ducharme Motors is also raising money. If he can raise $10,000 he will shave his head (or you can) and if he raises $20,000 he will wear a pink tutu to work. Call Dan at 780 826-3278 if you want to contribute to this fundraiser!
Other activities include a silent auction, a $10,000 50/50 draw and a Kick-to-Win a 2014 truck! Ducharme Motors is giving away a 2014 Ford F-150 to a lucky person who can make a field goal from the 45 yard line. Come down and buy a ticket and give it a try. You could drive home in a new truck. The high school team will also be auctioning off our “Voyageur Retro Jerseys “ in honour of 30 years of Voyageurs in Bonnyville. All Voyageur Alumni players are encouraged to come out and support a good cause. Have a chance to purchase your old number and feel like you did when you were out on the field!
Proceeds from the Scott Macdonald Memorial will go to help the community. 80% of the money raised will go to the Bonnyville Cancer Centre. The additional 20% will go to the Scott Macdonald Scholarship Fund which go to bursaries given to graduating players who pursue post secondary education or future football.
History: Scott MacDonald was a Voyageurs alumnus who passed away from cancer shortly after he graduated. Some of the players wanted to honour Scott and the Memorial Game was born. At the request of Scott’s parents the Bonnyville Amateur Football Association donates to various groups within the community.
BAFA offers a solid program which boasts 90% of coaching staff as Voyageur Alumni. The Club has dedicated volunteers who have worked together to build a field, a club house, a concession and two locker rooms which is unheard of in a community of this size. In 2013, the Association added a Peewee team to strengthen the program and attract more youths to the character-building sport of football. This year’s 50/50 proceeds will go toward putting up lights in Walsh field.
2014 marks 30 years of Voyageur football…Pride, Purpose and Passion… in Bonnyville. Plan to attend the Scott MacDonald Memorial Football Game on September 27!
Health & Safety Manager