Arcadia raffle winners announced

• By Staff Reporter

THE winners of the Arcadia Raffle 2022 were announced on Tuesday, which saw Althea Egelser collecting the biggest prize worth N$2 500, while other winners also received prize monies and other vouchers.

Since last year November, Arcadia Sport Club has been running a campaign to raise funds towards the upgrading of their new sports field through selling of raffle tickets to the general public at a cost of N$ 10 each, as a result the club has managed to raise an amount of N$15 000.

The prize giving was handled by Innocentia Mukubi and Keisha Antonius at a fun day held at the Arcadia training ground in Grysblok, Katutura, Windhoek. The day also marked the official launch of the Arcadia training ground and recreation facility.

The event was attended by John Moonde who is the chairperson of the Khomas Regional Council and the councillor for the John Pandeni Constituency, and guests from Tura Magic Football Club, Windhoek City Football Club and Jugasa Football Club, who took part in the fund day that was filled with football activities.

Project manager Paul Egelser said the community played a big role in making sure that such events turned into a reality through their contributions.

The event kicked off with matches for the U-11 and U-13 players from the invited clubs, before the official raffle draw and after that it was the 7-A-side games, Arcadia U-19, U-23 and an invitational team.

“I call on all of us who have been involved in the game to start making our small contribution and to support each other to be able to provide the young ones an opportunity to participate in sports,” he said.

On the raffle draw, Egelser said:

“It was a tough process as the initial idea was to raise over N$40 000 but we could only manage to raise N$15 000.”

Also speaking was Moonde, who gave unwavering support towards Arcadia management for bringing such a facility to the people.

“As a leader in this community I will continue to mobilise and support community driven initiatives, which benefit young people and the community at large. We all know that our youthful population remains the most significant resource which could propel our economy onto a competitive and sustainable growth path.

“It is therefore important that opportunities are availed to the youth through sports. A facility such as this will not only benefit young people but also will provide for community members to be able to meet and interact and to know each other”.

 Below is the list of winners:

First Prize Winner of N$ 2 500.00 (Ticket No: 2176) Althea Egelser

Second Prize of A Full Carcass: (Ticket No 2369) Mercia van Rooi

Third Prize First Aid Medical Kit: (Ticket No: 1635) Joyce M

Stationery Voucher of N$ 500.00: (Ticket No: 2471) Shaun Gawaseb

Five Cash Prizes of N$ 200.00;(Ticket No: 3191) Batseba Kazondu, (Ticket No: 1213) Herontes James, (Ticket No:2590) Ndjirukiree Kamuenge, (Ticket No: 1912) Eloise Skewa and (Ticket No: 2779) Edmund Cloete.

Five airtime vouchers worth N$ 50.00 (Ticket No: 0282) Christo van Wyk, (Ticket no: 1636) Joyce M, (Ticket No. 0740) Omogolo Bohitile, (Ticket No: 2279) Margret Van Rooi and (Ticket No: 2053) Erastus Hoveka.