Amateur Football Hosts ‘Football Day in Olds’ and Thanks Town of Olds for $4,500 Donation

September 16, 2022

Football season is underway and Olds Amateur Football Association (OAFA), in conjunction with Olds High School Football Spartans, is hosting ‘Football Day in Olds’ on Saturday September 17 at Normie Kwong Football Field on the Olds College Campus.
Doug Rieberger, OAFA President says, “Football Day in Olds’ is an excellent opportunity to officially thank the Mayor and Council for their generous donation to the Association”. Mayor Judy Dahl will be at Normie Kwong Field at 11:30 a.m. for a presentation to celebrate the day. In June Town of Olds Council approved a Summer Games Legacy Fund Grant of $4,500 to OAFA. The grant was a one-time distribution to be used for the betterment of sport opportunity within the Town of Olds.
Olds Amateur Football Association provides all participants the equipment necessary to play (except shoe/cleats and mouth guards). “Our equipment initiative is to ensure that we have equipment for all that love and want to play football in our community, enabling us to keep our registration fees low and affordable while assuring all participants have proper and equitable gear”, says OAFA President Doug Rieberger. OAFA needs to replace several football helmets by 2023 as they will expire and no longer be qualify for reconditioning (10 year expiry) and the grant will go towards supporting this renewal of equipment.
Town of Olds Mayor Judy Dahl said, "The Town is proud to support youth activity. This kind of financial support helps minor sports like football provide opportunities for youth to develop and participate in sport while shaping a healthy, active lifestyle”. OAFA also acknowledges the tremendous efforts of the volunteers and community that support the football programs in Olds.
‘Football Day in Olds’ corresponds with the start of National Coaches Week – September 17 to 25, 2022. More information is available on the Coaching Association of Canada website
Saturday's action starts at 10 am with the OAFA Peewee Huskies playing Rocky Mountain House Jr. Rebels. At noon the Olds Bantam Bulldogs kick off against the visiting Hanna Hawks. The final game of the day features the Olds High School Spartans starts at 2:30 pm.

Printable version of the news release
For more information:
Doug Wagstaff
Director of Community Services Town of Olds
4512 46 Street, Olds, Alberta
T4H 1R5