Through the hard work of many dedicated volunteers over many years, the Edmonton Chargers Football Club is able to provide our players with many significant benefits. We have a large selection of high quality equipment with sizes to fit all of our players. We believe in team building activities and bus our Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams to and from all away games. We have a wonderful clubhouse. Facilities at the clubhouse include a well stocked equipment room, individual dressing rooms for each team, a girls dressing room, large screen TVs for watching game film, a large lounge area for parents and players, a coaches room, a well equipped office, kitchen and boardroom. We even have a pool table for Bantams and Midgets that earn the privilege of playing.
As you can imagine, maintaining all of this costs a significant amount of money. We work hard to keep registration fees at the lowest possible level but the money has to come from somewhere. That somewhere is primarily through fundraising activities.
As a Charger parent you will be required to perform some of these fundraising activities. Your required commitments vary depending on the team your child or children play for. Midgets have a short season and 1 fundraising activity is required per player at this level. Families of Bantam and Peewee players are required to perform 4 fundraising activities per player. Families of Atom players are required to perform 3 fundraising activities per player.
Casinos are the largest fundraiser and one of the most important aspects of our fundraising portfolio. These generate a considerable amount of money for the club but we only get the opportunity about every 2 years or so.
There are other fundraising activities that qualify for volunteer credits. Some examples are assisting with home game operations - setting up and tearing down the field markers, game clock operations, stick crew; assist with practice BBQ's and clubhouse maintenance.
Each of these activities provide an opportunity for you to fulfill your fundraising commitments and enjoy the company of some fellow Charger parents. Opportunities are available on our Volunteer Signups page found under the Volunteers menu and I urge you to sign up early to do your part to ensure our children get the best possible experience during their Edmonton Charger years!
There are also some fundraising activities distributed across the entire club that do not qualify for registration commitments. These include Chocolate Covered Almond sales, raffle ticket sales and the annual Silent Auction. Don't forget that you can help to win prizes for your children by selling Almonds on their behalf; the player who sells the most at each level earns a prize and the player with the most sales overall earns a special prize! The Silent Auction has become a mainstay of the football season for many. It's a great opportunity for parents, family members, friends, coaches, volunteer staff and alumni to socialize in an adult friendly environment and maybe even get a little Christmas shopping done. We do ask that families try to solicit auction items from local businesses.