Feature Story Thursday, November. 27, 2014
Rotary Club tournament raises cash and collects toys for Chilliwack Community Services
An oversized cheque in the amount of $27,000 sits amongst a truckload of toys donated by the Rotary CATT Fund volleyball players.
eams from all around the city bounced, bopped and bobbled their way to a whopping $27,000, plus a wall of toys, for Chilliwack Community Services (CCS) last Friday and Saturday in the 28th Annual CATT Fund Volleyball Tournament at the Landing Sports Centre.
"We're the biggest Christmas fundraiser for the CCS," said organizer Gary Cooper.
That's 11,200 toys and $263,920 over 28 years, and counting.
“We do this every year,” said Chilliwack resident John Boisevert. “My wife and my two daughters put me through my paces.”
The money is generated in a variety of ways through the advertising sponsorships, team registration fees, cash donations with help from the food concession and beer garden sales.
In 2013, the Mt Cheam Lions raised over $20,000 and over 480 toys, providing help for almost 800 families at Christmas.
For more information, visit www.cattfund.com
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