Comox Valley United made a $2,500 donation to Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, after defeating the Victoria Highlanders at the Vanier turf Saturday. Scott Larsen represented CVGSAR. Scott Stanfield photo

Soccer team raises $2,500 for Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue

  • Feb. 10, 2020 10:30 a.m.

The local men’s soccer team has made another generous donation to Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue.

After defeating the Victoria Highlanders 4-1 at the Vanier turf field Saturday, Comox Valley United presented a $2,500 donation to the service.

The team raised the money at the third annual Tom Butcher Memorial Indoor Tournament, December at the 19 Wing base gym.

Butcher, who was a defender on CVU, died at age 23 in an ocean kayaking mishap near Union Bay in December, 2016.

The previous two tourneys had raised more than $6,000 for CVGSAR.

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