$10,000 to Abbotsford charity in Save-on-Foods challenge

There are dozens of charities in Abbotsford that could use $10,000, and the one who can best describe how they would spend that money could win it all.

There are dozens of charities in Abbotsford that could use $10,000, and the one who can best describe how they would spend that money could win it all.

The Abbotsford News in partnership with Save-on-Foods is offering up to $10,000 in cash to a registered charity or non-profit organization.

Save-on-Foods is inviting charities in Abbotsford to apply before 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 23, explaining in 40 words or less how they would spend the money if they won.

Following the deadline there will be a draw to select 10 finalists, who will then compete in a contest at the new Save-on-Foods location on Whatcom Road set to open in October.

The contest will feature a pickup truck full of food, and in Price is Right style, the five charities who are closest to guessing what the value of the food is without going over will be selected for the final. There will also be a public contest to guess the value of food in a shopping cart.

The final will be hosted at an Abbotsford Heat game in December (date to be announced) in partnership with Minor Hockey’s Abbotsford Pilots. Each of the five charities will draft a Pilots’ player for a hockey shootout during intermission.

The hockey player who shoots closest to the hole in the net will win $5,000 for the charity, but if one of the players shoots the puck through the hole that charity will win the grand prize of $10,000.

Abbotsford News publisher Andrew Franklin said it’s a great way to bring awareness to charities in the area, while being able to give back to the community.

Entrants must be from a registered charity and a representative from each charity must be available, in person, at both events. One charity is guaranteed to win at least $5,000.

Go to abbynews.com/contests to apply or facebook.com/myabbynews.

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