Community support makes Boyd's Texas trip a reality

Thanks to tremendous community support, the Hugh Boyd trojans varsity football team opened the 2013 season with a trip to Houston, Texas.

A contingent of 22 players and four coaches made the trip south to the "heartland" of football. The group included players: Tasos Lazarakis, Ryan Carriere, Max Grenzberg,Nathan Wijnans, Alex Grandan, Zach Mayfield , Simon Johal, Marcus Moldowan, Yaseen El-Massry, Ali Alsamaraae, Jacob Tubajon, Darby Kwan, Anthony Giorno, Banner Huang, Jerry Liu, Andy Carter, Gabe Saklofsky, Kory Nagata, Austin Do, Malykh Lopez, Chris Chen and Adam Schuck; along with coaches Bill Haddow, Bruce Haddow, Bryce Miller and Brock Aura.

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The fund raising drive to make the trip possible included car washes, can shakes sales, hot dog/hamburger sales, samosa sales, a pub night, raffle draw and a car wash.

The following businesses also provided support and assistance: BC Liquor Store (Ackroyd Location), BC Liquor Store (Seafair Location), Bill Rodger -Promo Media, Fountain Tire, Gill Foods and Samosa, Gudrun Tasting Room, Liquor Town (Blundell Centre Location), MVP Athletics, Shoppers Drug Mart (Seafair Location), Price Smart Foods (Ackroyd Location), Richmond News, Richmond Review, Scott Paragon Signs and Screen Printing Ltd., Starbucks Coffee (Steveston), Steveston Community Society -Salmon Festival Parade, Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market, Steveston Hotel, and The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill, Steveston Rotary Club -Duck Race, South Arm Church and the Vancouver Canucks.

The program would also like to thank our families, friends, co-workers, the staff at Hugh Boyd and the people of Richmond who made additional donations.

The Trojans would also like to thank this year's Ad Board Sponsors which helps for the purchase of much-needed football gear, game wear, and necessary on-field equipment): The companies include: C&C Electrical/Mechanical, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, Don Marsh -Marsh Building Inspections, Dr. Nikki De Francisco -Arbutus Village Orthodontics, 7-Eleven and Fresh Slice Pizza (Seafair Location).

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