Fundraising idea: "Legacy Game"
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
T.R. Miller high school is one of the most successful programs in the state of Alabama. Despite being comprised of only around 300 students, Miller has the most wins of any high school in the state (regardless of classification) and an impressive 6 state titles.
To pay homage to their rich history, head coach Jamie Riggs and his staff put together a fundraising idea called the "Legacy Game" where former players are invited back for a reunion during a game, and members of the community will have the opportunity to buy a jersey and number, with the name on the back, to be worn by a current player during the game.
Players were given pledge cards and were asked to find supporters who would donate $25 or more to become "Jersey Backers" in order to get the honored players name on the back of the uniform. The goal is to have $200 collected for each jersey.
At the end of the Legacy Game, players will give the jersey to the former player of family that he honored. Those players and families will also be noted in the game day roster.
In the video below, Coach Riggs does a great job of explaining the project, and more on the logistics and timeline of the idea can be found here.