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FNB&T ‘Points Club’ returns

By By Chandler Myers
Coaches need to gear up their offenses and put points on the scoreboard to earn money for their schools.
First National Bank &Trust is preparing to begin its second year of giving money back to area schools by resuming its ‘Points Club.’
First National Bank &Trust vice president Rene’ Godwin said the club is designed to reward football players and coaches for all the hard work they put into their seasons.
Last year, the program gave over $7000 to eight high schools, which include Escambia Academy, Escambia County, Northview, J.U. Blacksher, Monroe County, Monroe Academy, Frisco City and Excel, according to Godwin.
Godwin said the program applies only to home games including home playoff games if the teams make the postseason.
She added that the amount of money a team receives is based on the number of points earned and how they are scored.
Each participating school will announce the information about the club at each before the kick-off and at halftime and will announce the total amount being donated at the end of the game, according to Godwin.
Godwin said that the club has been well received and that coaches seem to like the idea.
She added that last year’s winner received over $1300.