Oldtimers assist school sports – Lethbridge Herald

Oldtimers assist school sport


Five Lethbridge schools receive $1,000 each


Five Lethbridge high schools received a financial boost for their sports programs on Monday.

Each school was presented a cheque for $1,000 from the Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association.

Mike Mikado and Blaine Hyggen were on hand to make the presentation to representatives of Lethbridge School District No. 51 schools Chinook High School, Immanuel Christian Secondary School, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and Winston Churchill High School, along with Catholic Central High School.

The Lethbridge Oldtimers Sports Association was established in 1975, and is a recreational hockey league for men over 35 and women over 22 years of age.

“The LOSA day league has 69 members, evening league has 121 members and the newly formed women’s league has 68 members,” Mikado said in a news release.

He added this year, LOSA fundraising efforts brought in more money than expected, and as a result, the association sought out other ways to contribute to Lethbridge.

“In recent years we have ramped up our fundraising efforts, and as a result we are in a position to give back to the community,” said Mikado. “Our board has decided we would like to donate to youth sports, and this year we have decided to make a donation to high school athletics.”

Mikado added many LOSA members have children who attend Lethbridge high school, as he mentioned giving back to those schools was a natural fit for the association.