The Virgin Valley High School boosters came out in mass to support their Bulldog football team Friday night at the pool area of the Mesquite Recreation Center.
“We expected about 200-250 participants, but look at this crowd. There must be almost 500 people here,” said football head coach Chris Sawyer. “Rich Bowler and my coaches decided to have a Luau and we went out into the community to sell tickets for the event plus banners at the football field and ads in our football game programs. The turnout is absolutely awesome. It puts a big smile on my face. It costs about $285 per player to send them to football camp. We’re hoping to raise $10,000 dollars at this one event. I want to thank Black Gaming, McDonald Group, Mesa View Hospital, Fidelity Title, Bowler Realty, Virgin Valley Construction and Mesquite Electric for their donations and help.”
The boosters were treated to great food and a large group of young people doing traditional Polynesian dances. The crowd was vocal and animated as they enjoyed the evening’s entertainment. Kevin Hess, VVHS Athletic Director, commented “What a great opportunity for VVHS athletes to meet the community and to support football and athletics at the school.”
“Phenomenal turnout and support for the community,” added former councilman Dave Bennett.
Bowler added,” We need to do this every year. Coach is young and motivated and it’s showing during weight training in the gym.”
Based on the turnout, VVHS twelfth man is alive and well chewing at the bit for football season to begin.