The Shiawassee Patriots 10u and 12u Fastpitch Traveling Softball Teams are holding a Wild Game Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Owosso VFW Post 9455, 519 S. Chipman St., Owosso, to raise money to fund their upcoming season.
Expected to be on the menu is buffalo, venison, kangaroo, pheasant, pan fish and rabbit. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children 6 to 12 and free for children ages 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Bannister Bar, 219 E. Main St., Bannister; House of Wheels, 814 W. Main St., Owosso; J’s Tux & Bridal, 213 N. Washington St., Owosso; Owosso VFW Post 9455,
519 S. Chipman St., Owosso; Timlick’s Auto & Truck Repair, 2611 E. M-21, Corunna; Vernon Insurance Agency, 126 E. Main St., Vernon; or by calling (989) 666-1340 or (231) 942-1065.
Raffle tickets are also being pre-sold for some big ticket items including a Muzzy Guided Pheasant Hunt, Delta 3-D Deer Target, All Tackle Guided Fishing Trip and a Mount by Johnny B Taxidermy. Prizes are being added daily. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and you need not be present to win. Along with the raffle drawing, there will be a bake sale, 50/50 drawing, silent auction and a gun auction during the dinner.
Sponsors are being sought to either donate some of the meat for the event or help cover the cost of some of the buffalo, kangaroo, pheasant, bear, elk, duck, or geese. Donations are also being sought for gift cards to help buy vegetables, etc. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Shiawassee Patriots Softball is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
The Shiawassee Patriots Traveling Fastpitch Softball Team started in the summer of 2015 as a team for girls 10 and under in Shiawassee County to continue on after summer leagues and learn the skills and gain the experience of a travel league. This was done with the intent to provide the girls with a safe environment to learn teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership through the game of softball. They have since added a 12u team.
The primary revenue sources are registration fees paid by families, proceeds from fundraisers, and donations received from generous individuals and businesses. Since these funds do not cover all of the organization’s operating expenses, families often must raise their own funds to pay for equipment, training fees, travel and tournament entry fees. Anyone interested in more information about the team or how to get a tryout can call either (989) 666-1340 or (231) 942-1065.