Demopolis Quarterback Club looks to contribute more

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 15, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; To coincide with the vision of new head coach Tom Causey of running a championship program, the Demopolis Quarterback Club has began stepping up its efforts in order to provide as much support to the changing program as possible.

To do so, the high school football team&8217;s booster club is working toward a two-fold goal: recruit more members to bolster the ranks and set up a number of original fundraisers to raise money for the program. This weekend the group will also host a workday to bring Memorial Stadium&8217;s facilities up prior to the approaching season.

Freeman said the group is working toward being perceived as more than a group of parents of football players. He said he hopes the group becomes the community support for the football program it was designed as, without regards to affiliation to the program.

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Freeman said if the group can start bringing in graduates of the school, former players and general supporters of the football team, along with the parents of current players, it can get the membership it needs to affect change for the program.

Along with raising the numbers of its members, the Quarterback Club is also planning several interesting fundraisers designed to bring in people from the area, region, state and possibly the southeast. The first of which is a weekend trail ride, Oct. 5-7.

Freeman said the group is also looking at hosting an AKC (American Kennel Club) dog trial as well as a dove hunt this year. He said there are talks of other projects in the works, but the group hasn&8217;t committed to anything.

Freeman said the group will kick off its support of the football team this weekend with a workday at Memorial Stadium. He said people are encouraged to show up at 7:30 a.m. and help prepare the complex for the upcoming season.

The Demopolis Quarterback Club is currently forming membership and fundraising committees, and it hosts meetings at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at the high school auditorium. For more information on the club, contact Kenny Freeman at 334-289-3399 or Loretta Garrett at 334-341-1760.