The Cochrane Kiwanis Club is hosting its weekly Chase the Ace event this Saturday. The interactive fundraiser is part of their Christmas toy project initiative that benefits one hundred disadvantaged kids in the Cochrane area.
Ronald Gosselin is the president of the Cochrane Kiwanis Club and he says no one has picked the ace of spades yet and there's a hefty jackpot up for grabs!
"Right now the pool starts at $531, but we normally sell enough tickets to bring it up to about $600."
Gosselin says the weekly game is a chance for people in the community to get out and have fun while giving back to a great cause.
"The event itself is to fund our Christmas toy project for disadvantaged kids. We give 100 kids a $40 gift card to shop and pick out toys for themselves, with the help of a player from the Cochrane Generals; our junior B team. The kids can get their pictures taken with Santa, and there is face painting and treats, and they get to go to a Cochrane Generals game with their family. In order to order to fund this activity, we rely on the money raised from our Chase the Ace fundraiser. Participants go into a draw and the winner has a chance to pick the ace of spades and win our jackpot, and at the same time help disadvantaged kids in Cochrane.
The event is this Saturday from 6-8 pm at The Iron Bridge Pub, located at 240 Riverview Drive in Cochrane, and is always followed by a "name that tune" contest.