Canvass the Town to take place MondayAthletes will take to the streets to raise funds
It’s that time of year again.
The Canvass the Town fundraiser will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Fairfield Trojans will take to the streets in hopes of raising money for their athletic programs.
“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year by far,” Fairfield Trojan Athletic Booster club member Chad Thompson said.
Thompson said the booster’s goal for the athletes on Canvass the Town night is to bring in close to $10,000. All that means is that the boosters are setting the bar high, because normally the students pull in around $8,000 to $9,000 for their programs.
Approximately 150 to 200 athletes in grades nine-12 will be put in groups according to what sport they play. Cheerleaders get in the act as well. Fall athletes will make up the majority of the students even though all sports are encouraged to participate.
Boosters and coaches want the students only to focus on residential areas because the booster club normally receives money from businesses in the mail as part of the membership drive.
“It’s good for the kids, too,” Thompson said. “They get to go out and talk to people, and the people get to see the kids.”
Head football coach Mike Schenck knows the importance of fundraising, and he wants the students to take it seriously.
“They’re the ones who are going to reap the rewards from it ultimately.”