sale fundraiser scheduled at Great Lakes
## ## Sports jerseys spanning more than a decade at Sarnia former St. Clair high school are part of a memorabilia sale coming up Jan. 14 at the now Great Lakes secondary.
St. Clair and the former Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical school (SCITS) merged into the new school in 2016, and various memorabilia sales have been held since.
But these St. Clair jerseys, including basketball, baseball, volleyball, rugby, coaching, cheerleading, hockey and track, were held onto until now, said LuAnn Nickels.
kept a lot of the basketball and a lot of the official team jerseys to sell when we came back here, she said.
Great Lakes moved last year from the former SCITS site to its permanent home at the former St. Clair site after renovations were partially completed. Work is now expected to finish in March.
Meanwhile Nickels, an assistant coach with Great Lakes junior girls basketball and co ordinator of the Great Lakes Wolfpack development basketball program for elementary schoolers, said she been keeping basketball jerseys from the school since 2000, when she started at the St. Clair athletics department.
Some of those were claimed by past students at a recent alumni basketball game, she said, but some 200 articles are expected at the upcoming jersey sale.
Some are more pristine than others. Some, purchased just before the amalgamation, were never worn, she said, and prices will vary.
Organizers are asking for a minimum $5 donation at the cash only first come first serve sale, she said.
just trying to recoup some of the money we paid for these jerseys over the years, she said, noting bingo and spaghetti dinner fundraisers were some of the money generators.
Equipping a team with jerseys costs about $2,000, she said.
don buy them that often. It the kind of thing that you hold onto them for maybe three or four years. You see how they wear. also fundraised previously for team trips to destinations such as Hawaii and Florida, she said.