Sandy Creek hosts inaugural Football Community Kick-off Saturday

Thu, 05/15/2008 - 1:45pm
By: Kevin Wandra

The start of football season is right around the corner, and the Sandy Creek Patriots are busy preparing for the upcoming season, hosting their inaugural Football Community Kick-off Saturday, which includes Creek’s spring game.

The game will be played from 10 a.m. to noon, and immediately following the game, a meet-and-greet carnival will be held with Creek coaches, players, friends and supporters.

The carnival will include food, games, a jumper for kids, face painting and a dunk tank that will have coaches, faculty and some community members involved.

Sandy Creek's booster club has been active. It has taken an interest in community involvement, and it is canvassing the local businesses of Tyrone and working to stimulate re-investing its dollars locally.

“The reason for having this community kick-off is two-fold,” Sandy Creek football booster club president Carl Lane said. “Sandy Creek has been the winningest program in the area for years. Nobody knows this is Sandy Creek territory. It's real important for us to put Sandy Creek on the map.

“We are starting early to rally around our student-athletes. We also are trying to drive more revenue to local businesses, and we want to make a big impact in the community.”

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Submitted by Hi There on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 5:22pm.

Supporters?!? I have to question who these “supporters” are. Are these “supporters” the parents who pay their dues and go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to volunteering? I have a child who plays sports at Sandy Creek and I am sickened and shocked at some of the cheap a** parents who only put in their time when confronted and have yet to pay a dime for any sport their child plays: some of these parents have have done such a thing for 2-3 years! Parents of both male and female students. No, these are NOT hardship cases. I guess some of these parents have the mentality they don’t need to pay their dues because their child/children is/are so good. Yes, Sandy Creek does have great high school sports, but without the parents time, talent, and treasure the school will have nothing; carnival or no carnival!

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Submitted by Cyclist on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 5:36pm.

It's really sad and it's not only at SCHS. The only thing to do is get involved like other "like-minded" parents and commit yourself to whatever program your son or daughter is in. Your service pays handsome dividends when it is all over.

I just finished 4 years of band booster service at FCHS with lots of long and hard work but, I would do it again.
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