Winters Junior Warriors
Special to the Express
The Winters Jr. Warriors Youth Football and Cheerleading program has just began its 27th season serving the youth of Winters. The start of the 2022 season brings more registered athletes to the program than ever before. With the huge increase in registration numbers, comes the increased need for additional funding to be sure they can continue to adequately supply the safety equipment needed for every athlete, while trying to keep registration fees as affordable as possible for families.
“We are thrilled to see such a huge increase in registration numbers for both football and cheer, and what the growth means for the future of the program. With such rapid growth comes the challenge of making sure we can fundraise enough money to keep up with the speed of growth. Our goal is to continue to provide our athletes with the highest rated safety equipment available, while also keeping registration fees as affordable as possible to our families.” says Olivia Barbosa, the program’s Treasurer and Fundraising coordinator.
The WJW board is hosting its first fundraiser of the season “All-In” for the Kids Dinner and Tournament-Style Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the 128 Kitchen and Hall. Players can choose to play in either the Poker or Blackjack tournament for their chance to win a piece of the $2,500 (or more) in total cash prizes, or just come to eat, drink, and socialize.
“We would love to see the community come out and support our fundraising efforts. All money raised will be going directly towards purchasing new safety equipment, refurbishing existing equipment, and additional operational needs.” says Olivia Barbosa
Dinner will be provided by the Buckhorn Truck, and music provided by DJ Marcus. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, side games and more.
Dinner and “Buy-In” tickets are $100, and Dinner-Only tickets are $25. Doors open at 5 p.m., and gaming starts at 7 p.m. sharp.
Tickets are highly recommended to be purchased in advance to ensure by direct link https://tinyurl.com/yckbmd2m.
Volunteer or donate
WJW is seeking volunteers to work at the Aug. 20 fundraiser from 4:30–10 p.m.
According to Barbosa, the volunteers tasks at the fundraiser will be fun and not hard to do. Also, volunteers will receive a free meal from the Buckhorn truck.
Additionally, they are still in need of donations for raffle prizes, silent auction items, desserts and beverages. To help contribute, sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/4kuuvxmw.
Questions regarding tickets, volunteering or donating to the event can be directed to Olivia Barbosa via text or phone at 530-517-0153 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.