'Canvass the Town" event raises money for Fairfield athletics

The Fairfield Booster Club is looking to raise $8-10,000 at Canvass the Town.

Athletes from Fairfield High School will collect donations Monday night for Canvass the Town, a fundraiser that benefits the Fairfield Booster Club and the district's athletic programs.

"It's our biggest fundraiser of the year and each year it brings in about eight to $10,000," said Chad Thompson, Director of the Booster Club.

The event is from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Monday and shows the generosity and support of the community.

"We have a tremendous community here in Fairfield, they've rallied behind this event and have been very, very supportive and I know I feel fortunate as an activities director where we can rely on funds like this and not be worrying about if we're going to be able to do what we want to do," said Jeff Courtright, Director of Activities at Fairfield High School. "So our kids are in nice stuff, we're able to get in the events we want to and it's part because of the efforts of the community and the Trojan Athletic Booster Club."

If you don't get a chance to donate Monday, you can stop by the athletic office in the high school and fill out a membership form.

Former booster club member Bill Strawhacker, who passed away last year, also left the club a challenge. If they raise $25,000 throughout the year from additional activities, his estate would match it with another $25,000.

The first event for that fund will be Thursday, August 22 at a Meet the Trojans night. Memorabilia and jerseys will be up for sale and if you have an item to donate, call the athletic office at 641-472-5253.