High school football isn’t complete without a marching band, and The Marching Raiders are using new ways to raise money in order to stay on the field and in the stands every Friday night.
Event coordinators Scotty Mabe and Randy Stubbs along with Raider band director Mike Ward have organized a golf tournament to help support the band that will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Richmond Pines Country Club.
The cost is $200 per team or $50 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, cart fee and hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch.
“We have a lot of verbal commitments and six or seven firm commitments for Saturday,” said Mabe. “But it’s okay to register that morning.”
This is the second year the golf tournament has taken place with last year’s event being held at Loch Haven Golf Club. With Richmond Pines reopening last July, though, Mabe and Stubbs decided to move the tournament.
“We only had five teams last year,” said Mabe. “But we put it together in a month. We’ve planned this one more in advance. This year we’ve already exceeded 30 sponsors.”
The four-person Captain’s Choice game will help The Marching Raiders with purchasing new uniforms and for travel such as gas and truck rentals for competitions and away games.
The tournament events also include a longest drive and closest to the pin contest, a 50/50 raffle that doesn’t require the winner to be present and monetary prizes for the first, second and third place teams.