Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

STJ Golf Raffle Makes One Football Fan Very Happy

l) Saint James School Golf Coach Aubrey Blackwell poses with Norris Watson of Montgomery, the winner of the BCS Travel Package Raffle/Fundraiser. Proceeds from the December fundraiser benefit the STJ Golf team’s 2014 season.

The Saint James Golf Team completed a successful BCS-related raffle/fundraiser on Monday, December 23 with the drawing for a travel package for two to the BCS Championship Game in Pasadena, Cal. on Jan. 6.  The drawing was held at Marguirette's Fine Jewelry and the winner, Norris Watson of Montgomery, was announced on the Doug Amos and Charlie Trotman radio show. The lucky $50 ticket purchase provided Watson with travel, and meal and drink service for two to Pasadena on Jan. 6, along with two tickets to the BCS game. The total value of the package for two was $5,200.

The goal of the fundraiser was to help STJ’s Golf Team raise additional monies to fund their upcoming season. Last year’s successful STJ golf program resulted in a Class 4A State Runner-Up title, providing the 2014 team with several new opportunities and invitations to play in the best and most competitive tournaments held in the state of Alabama. Monies raised from the successful fundraiser will defray high costs of travel, hotels, meals, entry/tournament fees, and the four-month practice season necessary for the school team to compete successfully in the upcoming tournaments. STJ golfers worked very hard to meet their goal, assisted by the generosity of the Saint James Family.

Total Sports Travel and Morris Capouya made the BCS Travel Package possible, by providing for the purchase and easy transfer of the package to a winner. Assistance with promotion was provided by John Longshore, Barry McKnight, Doug Amos and Charlie Trotman. In Montgomery, additional assistance was provided by Dunkin Donuts, Midtown Pizza Kitchen, Wes Cook Tire and Auto, and Campus Spirit, where tickets for the fundraiser were sold. Auburn assistance with the sale of tickets took place at Glover Tire and Auto, Berney Office Solutions, and Charter Bank.

“It was my desire for our golfers to be able to get out and shake a lot of hands, meet lots of people, and to gain ownership in their program,” said Coach Aubrey Blackwell. “This fundraiser also gave these players the opportunity to take off a lot of the financial burden for their families because of the high cost of playing this great sport. I believe their commitment to this fundraiser gives Saint James players great promise for the season ahead.”

The Saint James golf season kicks off with an initial practice on January 27. Players will compete in the season’s first tournament in Gulf Shores on February 17.

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