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Bobcats’ Give N Goals a $10K win for youth centre

By March 24, 2022No Comments
Lloydminster Bobcats forward Jayven Leslie and Carly Pollard, Boundary Ford’s marketing manager, were all smiles to present a cheque for $10,000 to the Lloydminster Interval Home Society’s CEO, Angela Rooks-Trotzuk, from funds raised through the team’s  Give N Goals initiative. The money will go towards supporting the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre. Taylor Weaver Meridian Source

 

The Lloydminster Bobcats’ season may have come to an end, but the impact the team had on local youth this year will carry on. 

The Bobcats, in partnership with Boundary Ford and the Boundary Ford Gives Foundation, presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Lloydminster Interval Home Society’s CEO, Angela Rooks-Trotzuk, on Tuesday afternoon from funds raised through the team’s Give N Goals initiative. The funds will be used to support the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre. 

The Give N Goals initiative was announced in November 2021 and Boundary Ford challenged the ‘Cats to score 200 goals by the end of the season. For every goal they scored, Boundary Ford Gives would donate $25 to the youth centre.

The team may have come up a bit short on their 200-goal target, but thanks to support from the community, the $10K goal was reached.

“We’re super grateful the Lloydminster Bobcats and Boundary Ford contributed to this initiative, and funds are going to the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre,” said Rooks-Trotzuk. “We run a recreational-based drop-in centre and an outreach program there, so funds will be going to supporting youth in our community.

“We’re looking at increasing our youth centre space post-COVID, so we are looking at expanding our programming hours there.”

Bobcats’ forward Jayven Leslie couldn’t be happier with the donation as he knows funds will be supporting local youth.

“This really showed us the community was behind us and working in the same direction we were,” he said.

Give N Goals was actually the brainchild of the late Bob Troup, who worked at Boundary Ford for a number of years and spent the majority of his free time volunteering with the Bobcats.

“When Bob passed away it was a big part of the community, and (Give N Goals) was able to continue on and be a legacy of Troup,” said ‘Cats head coach and general manager, Nigel Dube.