SHS pre-game party to raise funds for athletic facilities

Published 11:09 am Tuesday, October 9, 2012


COURTLAND—Southampton High School will host a pre-game party for its 7:00 p.m. homecoming game against Park View on Friday, Oct. 12.

The party will begin at 3:30 p.m.

“We’re making this year’s event more of a carnival atmosphere because we have a lot of little kids there and our kids enjoy it too,” said Larry Rose, athletic facilities improvement committee co-chairman. “So we will be bringing in things like a cotton candy-type atmosphere.”

The $10 admission for adults and youth includes the party and a dinner provided by Nixon’s Catering; the ticket does not include admission to game. Coast 2 Coast Entertainment will DJ the event and have children’s inflatable.

Proceeds will benefit SHS’s Athletic Facilities Improvement Fund.

Admission to the game is $6.

“We have completed quite a few initial projects,” said SHS Athletic Director Littleton Parker.

They include a concession stand and security fencing for the baseball and softball fields, and renovations to the football stadium restrooms and concession stand.

“There are a lot of things that we need to do, but our long-term goals include a new track,” Parker said. “We would like to have new tennis courts. We would like to install lights on the baseball and softball fields, but those are all long-term goals.”

“It’s 2012, and we don’t have lights on the baseball field,” said Rose. “We can’t run track meets (because) we don’t have a track.”

There has not been a track meet at Southampton High since 1987.

“Come out and support the school,” said Rose. “All of this is for our children. We want the best for our kids, and right now they don’t have the best.”

For information or to purchase tickets, contact Rose at 653-2751.