By JOSH FRYE
News Sports Writer
The Escambia County High School football team’s 1st annual golf tournament, held March 2 at Atmore Country Club, raised more than $2,000 to help equip the Blue Devils squad.
Funds generated by the tournament will go to help purchase much-needed equipment, uniforms and supplements.
“It was a great event for us,” ECHS athletic director-head football coach Scott Mason said. “We had overwhelming support from the community and Atmore Country Club.”
With perfect weather, over 17 teams turned out for the tournament, including more than 30 ECHS football players.
“We were able to raise more than $2,300 in funds for our team,” said Mason. “This was an important event for us. We plan on doing this tournament every year during the first weekend in March. These fundraisers are important to help support the needs of our athletic program at ECHS.”
The top team — Mike Stacy, Mike Smith, and Gerald Stacy — won $300 in prize money, which they donated back to ECHS.
The second-place team of Chapman Maxwell, Jared Licktige and Chad Helton was awarded $100 in prize money which was also donated back to ECHS.
“Fundraisers are important to our school, especially our football program and the only way to be able to get the funds is to take action ourselves,” Mason said. “We want to fund-raise in a different way that is fun for everyone. We are planning a concert in April for our next fundraiser.”