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Sunday, April 14, 2024
Football fans come out to Sandtrap for Super Bowl mania
Guy and Ginny Robins watched intently before the Super Bowl game picked up speed Sunday night. JULIA SACCO

Super Bowl Sunday started slow for Ginny and Guy Robins, who made the trek from Port Dalhousie to Sandtrap Pub & Grill to watch the big game. 

The Robins’ came decked out in red for the Kansas City Chiefs, who squared up against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas. 

“I’m a Denver fan, so I’m just doing this all for my wife,” Guy Robins joked. 

The couple watched the screen in the busy bar throughout the night, going through a range of cheering and frowning. 

“As long as Kansas City wins it’ll be a good game,” Ginny Robins said. 

The couple went home happy, after a 25-22 win for the Chiefs. 

Sandtrap co-owner Matt Dietsch said while the game had a first half that was “dry to start,” the excitement of the second half made up for it.

“It was certainly a fun night,” he said.

Sunday marked Sandtrap’s 13th annual Super Bowl celebration in partnership with Red Roof Retreat. 

“Raffle tickets and 50/50 are where the bulk of our funds are raised,” Dietsch said, “and Paul and I always pitch in a little extra money from our profits of the day.”

Many prizes included were from the bar’s suppliers and wine companies in town like Konzelmann, Peller Estates and Jackson Triggs, he said.

“We had a beer fridge, a flat-screen TV, a Coors Light cooler, gift baskets, Steam Whistle coolers and bottles of wine,” he said.

The total amount raised for Red Roof Retreat has not been tallied yet, but they are expecting close to $5000 raised.

Around town, NOTLers enjoyed parties at their own homes, or at Legion BRanch 124, where drinks were had and another draw was held.

As for next year’s Super Bowl, Dietsch said people can look forward to another party at the pub.


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