The Panther Auxiliary Association is a voluntary group of parents, staff and students who work with the school to help finance extracurricular activities. The Auxiliary’s main income sources are bingos held at the Spruce Grove Bingo Hall throughout the school year and one casino date every 18 months at St. Albert Casino, so volunteers are always needed!
Panther Auxiliary meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month during the school year. Meetings start at 6:30pm.
When you have a student involved in an extracurricular activity at SGCHS, choosing one of the following options is compulsory:
- Work one or two bingos depending on the activity (must be 18 or over); OR
- Provide $200 cheques—number determined by activity—to the Panther Auxiliary Association; OR
- Participate as a parent representative at specified Panther Auxiliary Association meetings held every month.
Funds raised through bingos are used to purchase uniforms, pay for tournament entry fees, travel/accommodation costs and to purchase first aid kits and practice balls for teams.
How Funds are Raised
The Auxiliary’s main income results from parents and students working the bingos held at the Spruce Grove Bingo Hall. Proceeds are allocated to the active groups listed.
*Workers must be 18 and be prepared to show ID.
*Workers must arrive at the hall by 5pm or their $200 cheque will be cashed and a replacement worker will be called.
Once every 18 months parents are given the opportunity to work our assigned event at the St. Albert Casino. Proceeds are used for large expenditures, such as a tubby bus.
Alternative to Participating in Fundraising Activities
To ensure everyone contributes equally to the team fundraising, a motion was passed by the Panther Auxiliary Association directing the collection of non-dated cheque(s) for $200 (per required bingos) at the beginning of the season. Cheque(s) are returned when bingo requirement is fulfilled. A uniform deposit of $200 is also collected, and this cheque is returned when uniform received (in same condition) at end of season.
Sports Player Registration Fee
This charge was recently introduced due to decreased Bingo revenues and helps to cover the cost of league and tournament fees. All students, regardless of financial situation, are able to participate. Contact the Athletic Director if financial assistance is needed.
Use of Funds
Funds are used to support the sports teams and extracurricular activities in a variety of ways. They are used to purchase uniforms, first aid kits and practice balls for teams. Assist with tournament entry fees, out-of-town travel and accommodation costs and athletic recognition awards.
The Panther Auxiliary Association takes pride in its investment in vehicles to provide safe and convenient transportation for students.
Groups Who Benefit from Fundraising
- Boys & Girls Senior Volleyball
- Boys & Girls Junior Volleyball
- Boys & Girls Senior Basketball
- Boys & Girls Junior Basketball
- Boys & Girls Soccer
- Boys & Girls Rugby
- Swim Team
- Band & Stage Band
- Exchange Programs
- Performing Arts/Drama
For more information see Panther Auxiliary Bylaws.
Panther Auxiliary Association Executive
Name & Phone
For more information contact:
Spruce Grove Composite High School