AS well as Storm Dennis and a brilliant win over Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League Two, there was plenty more happening at Home Park on Saturday.
Midfielder Josh Grant was handed his England Cap by Argyle Director of Football Neil Dewsnip for his time with the Under-20s national side and Pilgrim boss Ryan Lowe shared his delight at the three points with a joyous Green Army.
We also had the pleasure of welcoming big-hearted Everton fan Speedo Mick – real name Michael Cullen – who began his challenge on December 11 in Scotland, originally having his sights set on raising £50,000 for his Leave the Light On charity. He has since raised more than four times his target, taking the total to more than £200,000.
To complete the set, Saturday’s game was our annual Academy Day, as the players, coaches and staff from the Argyle Academy took part in a parade around the pitch at half-time.
One special piece to the Academy jigsaw for the future will be growing the Big Green Lottery, a membership scheme that helps to raise valuable funds for the Academy, including the recent purchase of a dedicated youth minibus and sports science equipment.
On Thursday, February 20, the Grand Draw for £12,000 will take place during the Argyle Community Day at Home Park and our ten finalists have now been announced.
Next week will also see us announce the £500 winner for January, the latest rollover draws and our Argyle experience winner.
As well as giving away a £12,000 prize each year, the BGL also offers monthly cash prizes of £500, a weekly rollover rising by £100 every seven days, special Argyle experiences and ticket priority for big games.
These fantastic benefits for our members are, however, a side show to the main aim of raising money for the Academy. At present, we have just under 600 members but increasing this BGL following to 1,000 would generate a huge amount of extra funding for the Academy.
The BGL membership costs just £10 per month. To join now or find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org