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Boosters gearign up for football season
Camps, passing league being planned
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Football season starts in about two months but the Richmond Hill Gridiron Association is preparing like it starts next week.
“This is the happiest, most cohesive booster club in southeastern Georgia,” Gridiron association president Butch Broome said Monday night.
Broome stated the main reasons the Richmond Hill Gridiron Association is strong is because of the hard work of the membership and the use of tact and diplomacy with all entities that the association is involved in.
“We have invested in strong, positive relationships with the school administration, Bryan County Board of Education, county administration and recreation department,” Broome said.
Broome stated that the Gridiron Association’s golf tournament which was held May 21 ended up making the group a $3,000 profit.
The Gridiron Association has a full schedule planned this summer which will benefit all concerned.
Every Thursday night several area teams will be competing against each other in seven-on-seven passing league held at Deval Henderson Park.
July 3, the Gridiron Association will sponsor a Car Show which will be part of the Family Fireworks Extravaganza at J.F. Gregory Park. There will be several different categories to enter and the entry fee will be twenty dollars per vehicle. Vehicles will include automobiles and motorcycles. Along with the car show the association will also have a dunking booth and a food booth.
All middle and high school students will have an opportunity to attend three camps at Henderson Park. The first will be held on July13-14. Subsequent camps will be held on July 20 and July 27. The cost of the camps is $187. Coaches from Savannah State, Wofford University in South Carolina, and Valdosta State University will conduct the camps.
Henderson Park will host the first I-95 Shootout the last weekend in July. Plans are to hold a one day seven-on-seven passing tournament that will pit several teams against each other in a tournament style format.
Once the football season begins the Gridiron Association will be still be busy with events. The National Collegiate Scouting Association will be coming to Richmond Hill sometime in the fall. The NCSA is a group that can assist all student athletes regardless of sport in understanding the requirements of playing at the next level. It also will help prospective athletes gain exposure to potential college recruiters. The date and venue has yet to be decided.
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