Grovetown High School's football boosters club held its first meeting Feb. 19, elected officers and started laying the groundwork for fundraising efforts.
Warriors football coach Rodney Holder and athletic director Todd Booker were in attendance at Greenbrier's gym to meet with about two dozen people.
Holder unveiled the school's completed football schedule to players and parents.
Grovetown will play four home games, but it has cut a deal to earn half the gate at some of its away games.
Holder estimated the cost of running the football program will be $100,000 to $200,000 per year. He said the Warriors will receive $5,000 for playing at Northside High in Warner Robins on Oct. 17.
"That money is really going to help and go a long way toward those costs," Holder said during the meeting.
Holder then called for nominations for the touchdown club's president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.
Eddie Powers was named the club's president. Carla Mercer volunteered as vice president, with Sharon Bradish taking on the role of treasurer and Tracey Barton as secretary.
Holder also introduced his plan for a youth football liaison to try to grow interest in the Warriors program at a young age.
He said he wanted to hold a Youth Night during a game each season to bring in the area's younger football players.
Two men volunteered to head the youth program.
Holder also called for someone to round up scoreboard advertisers. The school has locked up Coca-Cola and owes a spot to Doctors Hospital as part of a deal to use its medical staff.
The Grovetown football boosters will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
The meetings will be held at Greenbrier's gym until Grovetown's building is completed in June.
Holder and the Warriors will hold spring football practice from April 20-May 1 at Grovetown Middle School. The Warriors' first action on their home field will come in a scrimmage with Monticello on Aug. 14.
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