By JOSH FRYE
The Escambia County High School athletic department is $500 richer after head football coach Scott Mason’s name was drawn from a hat by an Alfa Insurance representative during last week’s Alabama High School Athletic Association Summer Conference in Montgomery.
The conference is mandatory for every high school head coach in the state, and coaches were required to attend classes and workshops to prepare them for the 2019-20 school year.
Mason said he put his name into contention when he spotted the booth set up by the familiar vendor.
“I have been a lifelong Alfa Insurance customer,” the ECHS coach said. “Alfa was just one of the many vendors that had a booth at the conference. A representative approached me and asked me to fill out a form for the drawing so our school would have a chance to receive some extra funds for our athletic account.”
Mason stressed that he no idea his name would be the one plucked from the hat.
“I was in a class whenever I received the call and text,” he said. “ECHS is very grateful to Alfa for the donation.”
Mason said the windfall would be used in support of all ECHS athletics.
“Alfa Insurance has been a proud sponsor of AHSAA for many years,” Alfa Insurance Executive Vice President of Marketing Al Dees said. “We applaud the coaches, athletic directors, principals and teachers for investing in the lives of their students across the state. Alfa is happy to donate $500 to the Escambia County High School athletic programs. Our company truly cares about schools and we hope this helps make a difference in their sports programs.”
Alfa agent Dana Vickery of Atmore will present the actual check to Mason later this week.