Muleshoe and Olton teams shine in athleticism and generosityGail M. Williams August 27, 2021 0 COMMENTS
Friday night football returned to Muleshoe with an opening scrimmage at 6 for the JV and at 7 for the varsity squad. The day was designated as “Our Day to Shine,” and funds raised from the scrimmage were donated to the Texas High School Coaches Association Fund.
“We had a tremendous turnout from both Muleshoe and Olton fans,” said head coach Jason Richards. “We asked for a $2 donation from all spectators and raised $830.
“To date ‘Our Day to Shine’ has involved over 1,165 schools and raised over $721,000 for the THSCEF Benevolence Fund. The fund has paid more than $641,000 to athletes and coaches experiencing hardships.”
To participate in “Our Day to Shine” schools simply designate one of the scrimmages or spring games as “Our Day to Shine” day with gate receipts, less expenses, sent to the THSCEF Benevolence Fund. Both schools participating will be recognized in the October issue of Texas Coach.
“This program isn’t limited to football,” Richards said. “We want to encourage all sports to participate by using one of their scrimmages as their day to shine.”
Richards emphasized that participating in “Our Day to Shine” gives athletes, coaches and schools a great opportunity for community service as well as an opportunity to give to a worthy cause.
“We would like to make the first scrimmage of the football season a traditional ‘Our Day to Shine Day,’ but schools may choose the scrimmage in which they wish to participate, or even their spring game.”
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent