ANNA — The Anna Rocket Football Mom’s are selling tickets for their biggest fundraiser: a chicken dinner.
This is the fifth or sixth year for this fundraiser that raises around $2,500 for the Anna Football Program, according to one of it’s organizers Tina Cathcart.
“If we raise even $2,000 it would go a long way to help the program. We use the money to provide dinners to the players on Thursday nights and Gatorade after every game before they get on the buses,” she said.
In the past, she said, they have also used the money to buy things like weight benches, and kettle-bells, items that are used for other sports programs at the school as well. This past year they purchased an iPad for the coaches to show the players instant playbacks of the plays they just ran, and to help visualize the game for the players.
The dinner will be in the Anna High School Cafeteria from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2. The dinners are $7 and are pre-sale tickets only. To purchase a ticket you can contact any Anna Football Mom or Cathcart at 937-658-3401.
The dinners are dine-in or carry-out and include a fourth of a chicken, applesauce, a bag of chips, and a roll. The chicken is being prepared by Romer’s Catering.
The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Aug. 25.
“We want to thank the community and say we appreciate any help they give us to support the team,” Cathcart said.
Reach this writer at 937-538-4825.