Players from all three programs – Bobcats, Panthers and Cougars – descended upon the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to head out with the older Wildcat players and parents on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
They were being paired up at PAC and put into groups as they headed out into the Blitz Night to sell football cards and fundraise for their respective programs.
Blitz Night started in 2002 when the teams were looking for a fundraiser to raise and generate money for more equipment.
“The money raised from tonight will pay for busing, league fees and wind-up banquet trophies,” said Desmond Ansorger, president of the Stettler Minor Football Association. “Even with the downturn in the economy, football card sales were up this year.”
There were about 50 minor football players going around with 14 parents this year.
“We have a new fundraiser we are trying this year,” added Ansorger. “It is a raffle, with the first prize being two tickets to the Eskimos and $75 cash prize. The second prize is a Stamps helmet signed by all the Stamps, and third is $100 cash.”
Ansorger expressed his gratitude to all the great sponsors this year.
“We have to thank all our sponsors – local businesses in town, who have supported us all through,” added Ansorger.