The Club’s Fundraiser on January 29th 2016 attracts a big turnout

On Friday January 29th 2016 the Mississauga Croatia Soccer Club held its 5th Annual Fundraiser in the basement Hall at the Croatian Martyrs Church on Mississauga Road. Special  thanks to Father Ivica Reparinac and Father Tomislav Kasic for allowing us to rent the hall.

About 175 guests came which included members, players, family and friends. They showed up to enjoy a great buffet meal served up my Mr. and Mrs Tonkovic ( Thank you  – Hvala -to the Tonkovic Family !!). The menu included roast pig, roast chicken, kranjske, burek along with an assortment of salads. Thanks to Father Tomislav Kasic who led us in a prayer before dinner. With all of the food we are sure that none of the guests went home hungry.

The members of the Mississauga Croatia Executive tended the bar while we had three musicians entertain the guests with some old fashion Croatian music all night. This year we had two (2) accordion players ( Marko Levak and Tom Peritic) and one Tambura player ( Filip Miksic). Special thanks to the musicians.

The music and singing did not stop until 1:30 am. That’s a sign of a good party !

The fundraiser was also  an opportunity for the Club to recognize a number of people for their contributions to the organization. This year the club honoured the following people with a few kind words from Missisauga Croatia Soccer Club President Tony Pavelic and a plaque. They are as follows:

 – Long time sponsor of the club Dr. Allen Leko

 – Long time sponsor of the club and a member, player, parent and coach – Mike Kolakovic.

 – Longtime member, player, parent, coach and executive of the club – Dennis Koren

 – Longtime member, parent and our photographer for over a decade – Walter Sudetic

 – Longtime friend of the club Kevin Philips from Orkin who has helped the club control the geese at Father Kamber park 

Following the recognition of our honoured guests, the club held a “tombola” or raffle to raise money for the upcoming season. Special thanks to Mediterranean Meat and Deli in Streetsville , Old Mill Café in Etobicoke, Soccer World in Oakville, Jadranko Butkovic , Norval Croatia Soccer Club, The Canadian Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Adidas for their donations this year. In addition each of our rep teams donated gifts as well. The “tombola” or raffle tickets were sold by Diana Tominac, Irene Pavelic, Mislava Baric and Daniela Bubanovic – Thank you for the great work Ladies!

The Mississauga Croatia Soccer Club Executive would also like to extend a “Special Thanks” as well to our honoured guests from the Peel Halton Soccer Association (PHSA) who came to this years Fundraiser President of the PHSA –  William Hay and his wife  – and – Vice President of the PHSA  Paula Philips and her husband . We are glad you could make it and we hope to see you next year. Thank you.

The Mississauga Croatia Club relies on the proceeds of the Fundraiser to ensure that we can continue operating successfully.

Thank you to all who came and supported.

We hope you will be able to come to our 6th Annual Fundraiser next year.

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