The newly-formed 'Moms on a Community Mission' and Carlyle Minor Hockey have joined fundraising forces for their respective causes in the form on an ongoing 'Chase the Ace' fundraiser which will begin Saturday, April 21 at the Carlyle Sports Arena and conclude Saturday, Oct. 27.
Tara Cure, Jennifer Deimuth, Britainey Vandewoestyne, Bobbie Dee and Nicole Currie will use half of the money raised to purchase safe, updated outdoor play structures at Carlyle Elementary School, while the Carlyle Minor Hockey Association will use their 50 percent of the profits to benefit local minor hockey programs.
“Our first 'Chase the Ace' will take place Saturday, April 21 at the Carlyle Sports Arena,” says Kerr. “Ticket sales start at 5;30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m. The draw tales place shortly after and you must be present to win if your name is drawn.”
Raffle tickets are $2 each and a book of ten tickets is $20.
The purchaser of each night's winning ticket gets a chance to draw the ace of spades from a deck of cards. If the the ace is drawn, the pot of cash is paid out. If the ticket purchaser doesn't draw the ace, they will still receive a percentage of the evening's cash – and the remaining funds are rolled over to be added to the next week's draw.
“We're still planning, but we'll have company sponsors for door prizes and local groups will be hosting the kitchen each week, so anyone who comes out will also be supporting them, too,” says Kerr. “There's the potential for different organizations to serve themed meals and snacks or whatever they want.”
“It'll be a weekly thing, except for a few exceptions like grad,” explains Kerr. “And people can check out our Facebook page: 'Moms on a Community Mission' for updates.”
“It's a family-friendly event and we welcome and encourage everyone to come out,” adds Kerr. “Have a good time, hang out with friends and support organizations in your community.”
For more information, visit 'Moms on a Community Mission' on Facebook.