On May 2nd, on a cool Spring evening, the Red Boiling Springs High School Football Team held a Lift-a-Thon to showcase the work they’ve done in the off-season and raise money for equipment. Donations and pledges were made by community supporters, parents and friends.
Head Coach Kyle Shoulders explained, “We put a huge emphasis on our off-season work-out and conditioning program. This is an opportunity for the community to see and support our progress and for the players to raise money for their needs. Every dollar amount carries a different incentive. The money provides for everything from cleats to a special pair of custom-fitted shoulder pads or a new helmet that the player will wear throughout his career at Red Boiling Springs.”
The money each player raises helps the team play in the best possible equipment and keeps them safe throughout the season. “And, it’s a good motivator,” Coach Shoulders said, “knowing that the community members are going to be here and they’re going to be held accountable tonight for what they’ve done in the off-season. They can’t hide what they did or didn’t do. Tonight they get an opportunity to showcase that. We’re really excited about this event. It usually brings in several dollars for us.”
The Lift-a-Thon marks the beginning of the Red Boiling Springs High School football season. “Monday, May 5th, we kick off our spring practice and we’ll go for the next three weeks, Coach Shoulders said. “TSSAA gives us fifteen days to get in ten practices and two scrimmages. On the 14th, here at Red Boiling Springs, we’re going to have our first scrimmage against Mt. Juliet Christian Academy at 5:30 pm. That is our assessment game and we’re excited to see how far we’ve improved and progressed since last year.”