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."

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