As­cot Ea­gles help on way to big to­tal

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - WORK PLACE -

WA cricket com­mu­ni­ties have col­lec­tively raised $150,000 for their clubs through a state-wide raf­fle.

The Good for Cricket Raf­fle launched in WA last year with 49 clubs par­tic­i­pat­ing, with 78 clubs jump­ing on board to sell raf­fle tick­ets this year, and col­lec­tively al­most dou­bled the $78,000 raised in 2015.

As­cot Ea­gles Ju­nior Cricket Club came eighth in the state af­ter rais­ing $4700.

WACA general man­ager game devel­op­ment David Clear said by help­ing clubs and their com­mu­ni­ties, the raf­fle would in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion of young play­ers.

“Lo­cal cricket clubs are the lifeblood of com­mu­ni­ties right around WA, and the Good for Cricket Raf­fle is giv­ing them an­other way to raise money to im­prove fa­cil­i­ties and in­tro­duce more new par­tic­i­pants to our great game,” Mr Clear said.

“This cre­ates bet­ter clubs, health­ier com­mu­ni­ties and makes the com­pe­ti­tion stronger at ev­ery level.”

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