Bracebridge Soccer is launching a major fundraising initiative this summer, for the first time in nearly a decade, which will enable the soccer club to help pay for an expansion of the outdoor soccer facilities that serve adult, teen and youth players in central and south Muskoka.
The club has planned a Sunset Cruise on Lake Muskoka about the Wenonah on Friday, August 8th, and club officials are hoping the community will rally behind this event in the same way people helped out ten years ago when the Club was raising money to build facilities at Gostick Park, in the north end of Bracebridge.
“The whole community really got behind the soccer Club in the period from 2003 to 2005, when we held three major fundraising events, to build new fields with sprinkler systems, build a clubhouse and put lights on one of the fields”, said Club President Greg Black.
“We haven’t tried to expand the local soccer facilities since that period, but now we need to develop more facilities to serve the community, and so we are getting back into fundraising again in a major way,” said Black. “We hope people will respond in the same way.”
The Sunset Cruise will include dinner on board the Wenonah, and will feature both a live and a silent auction during the three and a half hour cruise.
The event will actually start in Bracebridge, where people can catch a bus to Port Carling, cruise across Lake Muskoka to Gravenhurst, and then get a bus ride back to Bracebridge.
“We are hoping the business community and the general public will support this event, as well as our Club membership, which numbers more than 700 youth and adult soccer players,” said Black.
“The soccer activities we organize provide some significant economic benefits for the business community, with visiting teams coming to town every night of the week, and particularly when we run different tournaments on three different weekends each year.
“We also provide recreational opportunities for people of all ages in the community, and help contribute to the quality of life we all enjoy in Muskoka, and now we hope people will recognize this and support our fundraising initiatives.
“Our volunteers will be out seeking donations for the auctions, and looking to sell tickets to people who want to enjoy a great evening cruising on Lake Muskoka, while supporting a great cause at the same time.”
Details about what exactly will be included in the expansion plans for the outdoor soccer facilities have not been released, but the Club is currently working with Town of Bracebridge officials to develop a plan for new facilities. The Town owns the land and the clubhouse building at Gostick Park.
People looking for more information about the Sunset Cruise, or wanting to make donation or buy tickets to the event, can go to the Club’s website, www.bracebridgesoccer.net, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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