Buccaneers keep community spirit alive as football season progresses

As the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ football season progresses, so too does the team’s involvement in the community.

As the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ football season progresses, so too does the team’s involvement in the community.

The men’s Alberta Football League (AFL) team, whose roster includes several Sylvan Lake players, is currently selling raffle tickets at home games for a chance to win a number of prizes — one of which is an all-expenses-paid date night with linebacker and team chair Todd Lewis.

Proceeds are being raised for Whisker Rescue Society in support of stray and surrendered cats.

The initiative is just one of many the Buccaneers have been involved in lately; others have included blood and food drives, and a football clinic for kids.

Giving back, according to cornerback Tylor Johnson, is simply part of being a Buccaneer.

“We impact the community with even just one day’s work,” he said. “It’s a pretty special opportunity to be a part of.”

The Buccaneers are just over halfway through their 2015 AFL season, and are currently sitting in third with three wins and one loss.

The team’s roster includes players from all over the Central Alberta region. Home games played at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe.