Athletic club builds foundation

Published 10:11 am Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Escambia County High School Athletic Club is now in full gear looking to help all of the Blue Devils athletic programs with funding.

Currently, the ECHS Athletic Club has plans for a draw down as well as a golf tournament to help earn proceeds that will be used to support each sport at ECHS.

Blue Devils head coach Mark Heaton said he is thrilled with how the members of the club have taken on responsibility of helping the school’s athletics.

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“I’m excited about the enthusiasm of our athletic club members,” Heaton said. “Their commitment to build a strong foundation for our kids at Escambia County High School is incredible.”

The “Blue Devil Draw Down” will take place July 30 at the Atmore Country Club beginning at 6 p.m.

There will be social time from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. followed by the draw down competition beginning at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the draw down are $100 and include one entry into the draw down competition and heavy hors’doeuvres for two.

The grand prize of the event will be $2,000 with $100 being awarded to every 20th number drawn starting at 120.

Twenty dollar insurance policies will also be available for purchase.

An insurance policy enables each draw down ticket to be returned to the container for continued eligibility for the ongoing competition.

The ECHS Athletic Club is also selling ads for the football program with business card ads selling for $40, quarter-page ads selling for $75, half-page ads selling for $100, full-page ads selling for $150 and covers selling for $200.

Along with program ads, the football program is selling advertising signs to be placed around the field during the season.

Each sign is four foot by four foot.

Signs may have symbols, logos, print and are available in multicolor design.

The cost of the sign is $150 per year.

For more information contact coach Mark Heaton at 251-253-0100 or athletic club vice president Scotty Flowers at 251-254-1019.