By Susan Hallock
HIGHLAND August 28, 2007 With a push from the Eldred Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), monies are already being raised to install permanent lights at the Eldred Central High School athletic field.
Local resident John Ryan Canu has stepped in further to help with the project. Canu, who works for the National Football League (NFL), has secured the lights for the Eldred PTO organization. But the Eldred PTO needs to raise at least $20,000 for the lights.
Currently the organization operates lights for the field by a generator. The Eldred PTO is looking at lights that feature green technology, which offers improved photometric efficiency which in turn results in reduced operation expense and a reduction in light spill. The decrease in light spill helps shield against light pollution.
The Eldred PTO is hoping to raise the funds by selling raffle tickets for two people to attend Super Bowl XXXXII on February 3, 2008 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Tickets for the raffle are $50 each and are limited to only 500 buyers. The winner of the raffle will receive a prize package worth more than $5,000. The prize package includes the two tickets to the Super Bowl XXXXII in Phoenix, two tickets to the pre-game NFL Experience Party, a four-night hotel stay, assorted memorabilia as well as airfare and $1,000 in spending money.
Runner-up prizes include a Tom Brady or Jon Bon Jovi autographed football and other merchandise.
The drawing for the prize will be held on Friday, October 19 during Eldred’s Homecoming football game versus the Livingston Manor/Roscoe Devilcats. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at all Eldred athletic events. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Kim Lust at 856-7398, Maureen Donnelly at 557-3339 or Al Wojtaszek at 557-8039.