Archive for Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Bash benefits organizations

August 7, 2002

The Bulldog Bash originally started as a fundraiser solely for the implementation of junior high football, but it has developed into an event that can benefit any organization associated with the Baldwin School District.

Last year, nearly one dozen school organizations sold tickets to the Bash which brought various amounts of money into the coffers of the various organizations involved. Groups ranging from the Vinland PTO to the Baldwin Junior High Student Council sold tickets last year as all profits from the Bash went directly back to school organizations selling the tickets.

"Basically, the Bash is available to any school group that wants to work and sell some tickets. It's really a pretty good deal for a group that wants to make some additional money and it's a simple operation. Last year, groups were able to take a $20 profit from each $25 ticket sold and if a group sold 25 tickets, they were able to make $500. We've tried to develop a simple system that even coaches like me can understand," said Bash spokesman Rick Weaver.

The price of the Bash has been reduced from the $50 amount charged in Bash I to the $25 per ticket cost that was initiated last year. One ticket will get an entire family (regardless of size) into the Bash and the Baldwin home gridiron opener Sept. 6 against Anderson County.

"Tickets are really an easy sell because for $25 you can feed an entire family, have your kids win a few prizes in some fun contests, and get the whole crew into a football game. Throw in the fact that all the profits go back to the kids and it's a heck of a deal," said Weaver.

School organizations and sponsors can call the Bash hotline, Weaver's office phone number, 594-8422, to get tickets and sales information.

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