A (Twelve) Grand Day Out
11th December 2015
SATURDAY'S game against Cambridge United marks not only the next match in Argyle's quest for promotion - but the chance for a member of the Green Army to be £12,000 richer.
The Grand Draw to decide the winner of the huge prize will take place during half-time of Saturday's game.
Our 10 finalists will take their place in the centre-circle, and we will have 10 balls placed in a bag, marked from 1 – 10 to represent each of the finalists.
A first-team player from Argyle will begin proceedings by drawing out the winning ball; this will be placed to one side, and revealed at the end. We will then draw out four more balls, and these will be the first four finalists eliminated from the draw.
A further three balls will then be drawn out, reducing the possible winners to just three Foundation members.
At this point, the winning ball will be returned to the main table and unveiled to the stadium, revealing who has won £12,000. The draw is completed by displaying the remaining two balls left in the bag to ensure the process has been conducted with complete clarity and fairness.
MEET THE FINALISTS
1 - Mr Jeffrey Fletcher from Bodmin is a season-ticket holder in the Lyndhurst. He has been following Argyle since the age of 17 and believes, if we can stay injury-free, the Pilgrims could have a chance of at least making the play-offs this season.
2 - Mr Tony Wilkins lives in the West Midlands but originally comes from East Devon. It is 60 years since his first Argyle game and he carries a White Membership, attending half a dozen home games and almost all away games. Tony generally sits near the halfway line in the Lyndhurst Stand.
3 - Mr Ken Sweet from St Austell is a season-ticket holder in the Lyndhurst Stand, and watched his first Argyle game when we played against Tottenham in the FA Cup in 1962. Ken has been watching the Pilgrims since the age of 10.
4 - Mrs Alex Simmons is also from St Austell and is a season-ticket holder in the Devonport End. She lives in Charlestown in St Austell and will be represented on the pitch today by husband John, who is chairman of the Argyle Cornish Supporters Association. Alex has been attending games with her husband for the last 11 years.
5 - Mr Peter Clements from Plymouth has followed Argyle since 1964 and his favourite player from all those years is Paul Mariner. “I’m very impressed with the team this year and looking forward to hopefully winning promotion,” said Peter.
6 - Mr Joe Turner from Plymouth is unable to make the game today but will be represented on the pitch by an Academy player. Joe believes the Academy is the lifeblood of any football club and his main motivation for being part of the Foundation is to help bring through the next generation of Argyle talent.
7 - Mr Liam Vercoe from St Columb is a season-ticket holder in block three of the Devonport end. Liam has been following Argyle throughout his youth and he is now 23 years-old. Liam’s favourite over recent years was the incredibly hardworking Warren Feeney.
8 - Mr Gordon Fraser from Plymouth is a season-ticket holder in the Grandstand. Gordon has been supporting Argyle for more than 40 years and is now aged 74. His favourite ever Pilgrim is Paul Mariner.
9 - Mr Nick Green from London is unable to make the game but delighted to be part of the Foundation. Originally from Plymouth, he is now based in London. Nick is aged 34 and has followed the club since the age of 11, attending games with his step-dad Andy Roberts. His favourite ever player in those years is Paul Wotton because of his passion for the club.
10 - Mr Andrew Piper from Camelford is a season-ticket holder in the Lyndhurst and has been following the club for 42 years. “The team is doing very well this year, even better than I expected,” said Andrew. “If we stay free of injuries, we can really push for promotion.”
WHAT IS THE ARGYLE FOUNDATION?
AN exclusive members club raising funds for the Plymouth Argyle Academy and the future of our football club, the Argyle Foundation is a lottery scheme offering superb cash prizes and unique opportunities that money cannot buy.
Launched in 2008, the Argyle Foundation generates valuable revenue for the Argyle Academy, while also providing our members with the chance to win £12,000 in our annual Grand Draw.
For just £2.25 per week, Foundation members are given the opportunity to win weekly cash prizes, a monthly jackpot and we also draw out one member per month to sample a unique Argyle experience, such as Director for the Day, be a Club Photographer, hospitality packages and a chance to meet the team.