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THS boosters set fundraiser tourney

Thomson High School sports will soon be getting a boost from a pair of upcoming events.

The Athletic Booster Club is preparing for its annual banquet and scholarship golf tournament.

The banquet will be held at the First Baptist Church of Thomson at 7 p.m. on March 26, and the golf tournament will be at Belle Meade on March 27 and 28.

"It's all going to a good cause," said Booster Club President Wayne Shelton. "It's a charitable cause, so it's tax deductible."

At least two former THS graduates who were also former football stars will be the present at the event.

Dr. Mac Bowman and Cooper Gunby will be featured speakers. Also, the club will award its $2,000 scholarship to a recipient during the banquet program.

The entry fee for the golf tournament is $100 per person. All of the proceeds from the tournament will go to the scholarship. Four man teams will compete during the two-day event. For tee-times, call the Belle Meade Country Club.

After the tournament is over, there will be a barbeque chicken dinner in which participants will be allowed to eat for no charge. All others are welcome to attend the dinner for $10.

Many items will be up for auction during the dinner. Some sports related items in the auction will be autographed by high-profile athletes.

Sponsorships for the event are $100. The names of businesses or individuals who choose to sponsor the event will appear in the program.

The job of the booster club, according to Mr. Shelton, is to financially support Thomson High athletics in multiple ways.

"Any athletics, whether it be football, baseball or anything, we help support the teams," Mr. Shelton said. "Football, of course, is the main one because it's the main one that brings the money into the school system."

For more information, contact Mr. Shelton at 597-3277.



Web posted on Thursday, March 11, 2004


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