Football fundraiser trades manure for money

GW Graham is adding a senior varsity football team this fall, and needs to raise money to pay for it.

The GW Graham football program will be selling 40 pound bags of manure to help fund the launch of a senior varsity team in the fall.

The cost per bag is $5.

They will be available at the school April 6 and 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Grizzlies will have three teams on the gridiron this season, with the seniors joining the junior and Grade 8 squads.

The cost to launch the latter two teams last season was steep, and the pricetag will the same, if not more, for the seniors.

GWG needs to pay for equipment, including helmets, jerseys and assorted padding. Other costs include transportation.

The GWG teams compete at the AA level, tackling 32 other schools from across the province.

“We want to create and sustain a program that Chilliwack can embrace and take pride in,” said coach Laurie Smith. “Our vision includes a program that supports student athletes through mentorship and a focus on charater development and academics.”

For more info, contact Smith by email at

Contact GWG athletic director Jake Mouritzen at