Local residents can enjoy this Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown while supporting a local cause.
The Super Bowl LVIII L.A.P.A. (Lacombe Athletic Park Association) Fundraiser runs Feb. 11 from 2 to 10 p.m. at Leto’s.
“For many years, we’ve had the gala night which was more of a formal event,” said Alex Wyse, the event’s coordinator and property chair for L.A.P.A.
“With this event, we wanted to switch it up a bit, and make it more of a grassroots kind of event — less structure, and more about (folks) just coming out and having fun!”
He said Let0’s has been great to work with, as have the other sponsors which include Lacombe Ford, DB Bobcat, Scott Builders, MEGlobal, Lacombe Dental, and Alvin Peck Spraying.
“The kick-off for the Super Bowl is right around 4:30 p.m. and we have the lounge booked for any time after 2 p.m. So at 2 p.m., the lounge will be exclusively available to ticket holders.”
He encourages those interested in attending to purchase tickets in advance, which will help with food planning as well.
“The tickets include the appetizer buffet and the pint of beer.”
According to the organization’s website, L.A.P.A. is a non-profit organization that is responsible for the facility development as well as the ongoing operation of the park.
After entering into a sub-lease agreement with the City, L.A.P.A. manages the facility for the City of Lacombe and handles marketing, booking, and the related operations of the park including all related expenses and the funding of a capital reserve.
The association is mandated to provide local groups with subsidized rates to use the facility and to promote the park as a multi-use facility for local, regional, and provincial sporting and cultural events.
It was back in June 2009 that the Lacombe Athletic Park Association was incorporated.
For more about L.A.P.A, find them on Facebook at ‘MEGlobal Athletic Park Lacombe’.
Meanwhile, Wyse said that funds raised via the event will help support the organization’s annual budget.
Funds will also partly go to someday helping to replace the turf, which does have a life expectancy of about 15 years.
“I think we are about 10-plus years into that turf right now, so the replacement of that is on our horizon,” he said.
For ticket information to the Super Bowl fundraiser, head to www.lacombeathleticpark.ca or email email@example.com.
“We are still actively selling tickets. We are blitzing the grocery stores here this week because as mentioned we have the 50/50 tickets but we also have the Superbowl Squares tickets that we are selling for the event as well.”
There is a link on the website to purchase 50/50 tickets as well.