The Lacombe Athletic Park Association (LAPA) will once again be hosting their 13th Annual Gala this Saturday, March 4.  

The gala’s theme will be superheroes and if you wind up dressing like one, you could win some extra goodies. However, if you aren't feeling like breaking out the super suit, you are always welcome to wear your favourite sports jersey. 

At the event you will have the chance to take in great entertainment and participate in silent auctions and raffles. The proceeds from the event will go towards the general operations of the MEGlobal Athletic Park.  

“The gala has always been designed to raise money for the general operation of the Athletic Park Association. The park is managed and operated by a non-profit. We have a volunteer board of directors and the money from the gala, which is our major fundraiser of the year always goes toward our general operating,” said Special Events Coordinator with LAPA, Delaney Hill.  

LAPA is currently looking for government grants and funding for the athletic park’s latest track and field expansion. Once that is in place, plans will move forward with the upgrade that includes a rubber running track and track and field facilities.  

The gala is also sure to bring some super exciting guests to the Lacombe Memorial Centre including Jon Cornish, Matt O’Donnell, Calvin McCarty, Tanner Green, and Cole Nelson. Those football superstars will also be available for a free autograph signing from 2:00-3:00PM at the Lacombe Memorial Centre Lobby. Last year, was the first year LAPA offered the autograph signing and the event was quite a hit.  

“My favourite part of the day was seeing the kids eyes just light up when they got to meet those professional football players. They're larger than life when you meet them, when you're six or seven-years-old.  To be one-on-one with them and have a nice, you know, chat and even play a little catch in the hallway it just made their day and it made our day,” said  

There is still time to purchase tickets for the event and you can even get some at the door (if they are available). To purchase tickets online click here. 

The event will begin at 5:00PM at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on March 4.