The Richardson Oilseed team was honoured to attend Yorkton, SK’s annual Friday Night Lights Football game on September 23, and not just because of their love of sport. The much-anticipated game also acted as the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the new Richardson Community Clubhouse.
“The community we have here, it’s the best”, said Roby Sharpe, head coach of the Yorkton Regional High School senior football team and president of Yorkton Minor Football. “They come together and great things always happen”.
The $100,000 donation made by Richardson Oilseed in 2015 was a significant support to the Yorkton Minor Football Club in their efforts to build their community clubhouse. Along with financial support from five other community businesses, the football club was able to complete the project in time for the start of the new football season. Not exclusive to the football club, use of the new clubhouse will be available to everyone.
“We feel fortunate to have been able to be part of this project”, said Darrell Sobkow, Vice-President of Operations for Richardson Oilseed. “We’re proud to be a part of Yorkton and its surrounding communities and we look to continue to support projects that have a lasting impact”.
The evening was well attended and featured special guest Craig Reynolds, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Yorkton Raiders were victorious against the Moose Jaw Central Cyclones with a final score of 56-14.