Vernon and District Minor Football secretary Susan Weeks (left) and president Lee-Ann Ehman (right) join The Green Pub manager Ian Gibson in thanking Peters Tirecraft

Vernon and District Minor Football secretary Susan Weeks (left) and president Lee-Ann Ehman (right) join The Green Pub manager Ian Gibson in thanking Peters Tirecraft

‘Super’ fundraiser kicks off

The Green Pub and Village Green Hotel host Super Bowl party fundraiser for Vernon and District Minor Football Association Sunday

The Green Pub and Village Green Hotel continue to score touchdowns with Vernon and District Minor Football Association.

The sports organization and the Green will host  its 18th annual Super Bowl party fundraiser Sunday.

The pub opens at 11 a.m., fundraising starts at 1 p.m. and the big game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers starts at 3:30 p.m.

“I and the hotel really enjoy supporting this event,” said The Green Pub manager Ian (Gibby) Gibson. “We look forward to growing our partnership and anchoring our commitment in community involvement.”

There will be a raffle for a 48-inch smart TV, with tickets (only 150 printed) $20 each. The draw for the TV will be held after the game. Tickets are available now at The Green and will also be sold Sunday.

There will be 50-50 draws as well as a door prize table stocked with donated items from the community. Those tickets are sold onsite for $5 and there will be six draws throughout the day.

“It’s a community event so strong,” added minor football president Lee-Ann Ehman. “I have experienced incredible support from our community and local businesses, and look forward to a great 2016 season with our Magnum family.”

The association would not be possible without volunteers and the tireless efforts from board members.

“A huge thank you goes to our league sponsor, Peters Tirecraft for the second year,” said Susan Weeks, minor football secretary/treasurer.

The Vernon and District Minor Football Association was formed by volunteers in the 1990s and is going strong today, running the non-profit organization in Vernon.