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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 29, 2014

Trojans will “Canvass the Town” Tuesday

By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Aug 14, 2014

Fairfield High School is upping its fundraising efforts prior to the start of the 2014 school year.

Like always, the fall sports athletes will disperse around Fairfield for Canvass the Town. This event will take place Tuesday and consist of athletes going door-to-door to sell booster club memberships. There is a silver club, gold club, black club, orange club, Trojan pride club and platinum club, and becoming part of each club depends on how much money is donated by the interested party.

But there’s something new this year that the athletes will be trying to sell along with the memberships. Trojan discount cards are also now available. The Trojans will have been selling those cards around town for eight days once Tuesday rolls around, but will also be trying to distribute them door-to-door.

The discount cards are essentially coupons for restaurants and businesses in Fairfield. Many of the business options can be used more than once, so the card looks like it would more than pay for itself, considering it’s only $20 to purchase. Canvass the Town night typically pulls in close to $10,000, making the discount cards an added bonus.

“It’s hard to argue with something that pulls in close to $10,000 just from one night of the kids going door-to-door,” Fairfield Trojan Athletic Booster Club member Chad Thompson said.

Volunteer contributions in recent years have helped with the construction of new press boxes and dugouts at the softball and baseball fields, permanent wind screens at the middle school tennis courts, the new press box at Trojan Stadium and much more.

One project the Trojan Athletic Boosters are looking into right now is new weight equipment for the new FHS weight room. A new scoreboard for the middle school gymnasium has already been constructed.

“Canvass has been reworked and fine tuned in recent years, but the event has been around for over 10 years now,” Thompson said. “We just added the discount card twist this year and hopefully that helps out the kids.”

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