The Lethbridge Soccer Association has fallen on hard times during the pandemic, which caused them to miss out on the 2020 outdoor season, and a majority of the indoor youth season. This year, the organization is hoping for good news regarding the upcoming outdoor season. Sam Heap, the Technical Director for the Association, says that they’ve now started a raffle to try to pay for program and equipment costs.
“It’s the second one we’ve done. We did one a few months back, which was very popular. It really captured the community spirit, and we raised $13,000. The registration cost will be paid for some families. This one is exactly the same frame of mind. The 50/50 is obviously very popular in the country. Just to buy balls, cones, pinnies, jerseys. Anything that is back in house. Everything that we raise from it comes straight back to the kids, and the players on the pitch,” says Heap.
Soccer at the Lethbridge Soccer Association has been very back and forth adds Heap, “We’re going to the winter and fall, when we should be indoors. It was heavily regulated, and I think we had three or four weeks of normal soccer before the regulations came back.”
The House Program for the association will start on May 14th, and Heap says that the organization is at the mercy of the Alberta government.
“The wanting to play soccer is there, but it’s just being allowed to do it safely, and within the regulations at the moment,” says Heap.
The raffle is already above $4,000, despite it only being up for a few weeks.
May 31st is the last day for the raffle.
Visit https://www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/lethbridgesoccer/ for more information on the raffle.