Days before the Bradwell Tigers begin spring football practice under second-year head coach Greg Hill, the Tiger Touchdown Club hosted its annual fundraising golf tournament at Cherokee Rose Country Club.
Saturday’s tournament was the third tournament that the club has hosted to help offset expenses that the football team may face during the year. Those playing in Saturday’s tournament were furnished lunch and were able to participate in a drawing with the opportunity to win free rounds of golf at Cherokee Rose Country Club, Pine Forest in Jesup or Sapelo Hammock.
The team of Pat Edwards, Dale Rowe, Steve Moore and Travis Mobley won Saturday’s tournament. The team donated the $400 first-place prize back to the club.
All money the club receives from its fundraisers goes directly to support the needs of the football team. In the past few years, money has been used to buy a golf cart, weights, tackling dummies, a utility trailer and protein-shake machine for the weight room along with the protein powder and cups.
Additionally, the club also uses funds to help defray coach’s clinic fees, camp costs and supplying some camp meals, along with pre-game and post-game meals during the season.
“It was good to see the support for the Touchdown Club and Bradwell football. It was a good start to our spring practice,” Hill said. “The Touchdown Club has been a tremendous base of support for me since day one. I value each of them and everything that they do for the Tiger football program.”
The club is currently participating in a membership drive. This upcoming football season, the Tiger Touchdown Club will be honoring the 50thanniversary of the 1965 Bradwell Institute Lions Class B state-championship team.
People interested in joining the club can go to bradwelltigerfootball.com/bi-touchdown-club. Membership levels include the All American for $2,500, which includes perks such as Jumbotron recognition/advertisement, reserved parking pass, two club polo shirts, club-website advertising, three club T-Shirts, four season tickets w/ reserved seats, four club hats and four club decals. A variety of different sponsorships are included the basic $65 member level.