The Holy Trinity Academy is hoping to upgrade their facilities by fundraising to build a grandstand.

Currently the school has small stands that would hold 150 people, but not comfortably, HTA Teacher and Coach Matthew Hasset says the current seating does not accommodate the school's need.

"When I first came to HTA we were a small Tier 4 school, and we were across town," he says. "Now we're a Tier 2 school and we have a lot more students than we used to, it would be nice especially when you play a rivalry game that you get a lot of people, and we want to have people be able to sit down and enjoy the game whatever the sport."

The HTA Football team started a project not long ago to build a new grandstand, which quickly spread to other teams.

Hasset says all students are now fundraising by selling seats to help supplement the estimated $325,000 price tag.

"We're doing a seat drive, we'll accept any donation, and donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. If a company or individual wants to buy a seat, we'll stencil their name on it, it's $325.00 per seat. We just want to improve our facilities and make it available for the school and the public."

Hasset shares it's not just school that would benefit from the new grandstand, but any community event or sports team would too.

"I think it's something that really benefits Okotoks and the M.D. of Foothills, to have a great facility where people can come watch the youth of the area, and even adult sports, we want to make it great for everyone to come watch a game."

Hasset shares anyone can contribute to the grandstand if they are interested, whether or not they buy a seat.

"They can call me here at the school, or donate online at the Christ The Redeemer website under the Grandstand Project."

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected] 

More Local News

Khoopa Troopers Prevail As Lost Tortoise Makes His Way Home

The story of a lost tortoise made its way into southern Alberta's heart earlier this week when the tortoise's owner, Jody Jordan, made an emotional plea on Facebook to bring Khoopa home. The…

CP Rail Repairs Start In Town

Repair work has started on railroad crossings in Okotoks. Work was done at the crossing on Lineham Avenue on Friday and on Saturday crews are on the Veterans Way crossing. Sunday they'll be out at…

Update On Okotoks Bi-Weekly Garbage Pilot Project

The town's Bi-Weekly Garbage Pilot Project is set to get under way the first week of June in the Mountainview and Woodhaven neighbourhoods. Some changes were made to the project after the town…

Focusing On Support For Dementia Care Givers

The Dementia Friendly Communities initiative is well underway in Okotoks. For over a year now they've been raising awareness of dementia, reducing the stigma, and building a tool kit for other…

Local Shell-ebrity Khoopa Leaves Family Shell-Shocked

An Okotoks family is on the lookout after their pet Sulcata Tortoise flew the coop near Heritage Heights School on Saturday.Jody Jordan and her family went away on family vacation for the long…

OkotoksOnline.com is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login