The Tiger Touchdown Club announced it has hired Toby Hyde as the play-by-play announcer for Bradwell Institute home games this season.
Hyde is the official voice of the Savannah Sand Gnats. The Stanford University economics graduate also has called radio play-by play for Savannah State University football and men’s and women’s basketball games. He also blogs about the New York Mets for Sports Net New York.
The hiring of Hyde is one of many recent projects done by the club.
Last year, the TTC purchased a utility trailer to transport football equipment and gear to away games. The club also purchased new weight-room equipment, video cameras for games and practices and royal-blue Cardigan sweaters embossed with gold BI football letters, and created life-sized individual senior-player posters that were given to graduating players.
According to TTC President Craig Stafford, credit for the recent accomplishments goes to the club’s board members.
“They have all worked very hard, volunteering their time, all for the benefit of the Bradwell student-athletes,” he said, referring to Vice President Kenny Howard, Treasurer Karl Riles, Secretary Melissa Carter Ray and Parliamentarian Laura Wells.
Additional board members include Chaplain Richard Hayes, Robert Darby, Pat Edwards, Carson Wells and Daniel Wells.
Stafford said the TTC will continue to provide meals to the players before and after games.
Stafford said new sweaters will be purchased again this year along with new posters for the outgoing seniors.
The TTC held a meet-and-greet for new head coach Greg Hill in May, organized and held its 2014 TTC Golf Tournament in June, provided financial support to allow players to attend the Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in the summer and purchased a golf cart to haul equipment and water during practices.
The club is selling raffle tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn Oct. 31, with the prize being a new golf cart.
Stafford said the TTC recently received a letter from Col. Christopher R. Ramsey, commander of 188th Infantry Brigade on Fort Stewart, commending the TTC for its contributions. Ramsey’s son played for Bradwell last season.
Stafford said the TTC is selling season tickets and seeking more members.
For more information, call 912-369-4572 or go to bradwelltigerfootball.com.