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BLAIRSVILLE: Football games raise funds for next year's prom

by By ANDREW DOAK, Gazette Student News Reporter on November 22, 2013 10:50 AM

BLAIRSVILLE — On Nov. 15, the sophomore class of 2016 at Blairsville High School held three powder-puff football games at Memorial Stadium as a fundraiser for next year’s prom.

Teams of girls from each of the high school classes battled one another for the right to be called champions. After the money was added up, the sophomore class had raised more than $700 not including the money raised by the concession stand during the game.

The games were set up tournament-style among the four high school teams to allow one champion team to emerge. Round 1 featured the freshman class against the sophomore class and the junior class against the senior class. The way it panned out, the sophomores came up with a 8-0 win, while the junior class advanced to the finals by a margin of 16-0.

In the championship game, the junior class won by the slimmest of margins, 16-14. Sophomore class wide receiver Hannah Snyder said, “Although the numbers (of participants) were down, it was great to see money raised. Every bit helps!”

Every year, the classes at Blairsville High School participate in fundraising efforts in order to finance the prom.

It is the responsibility of the junior class to plan and pay for prom activities, which in recent years have included dinner at Chestnut Ridge, charter buses to Pittsburgh and after-prom activities at Pittsburgh venues like Dave & Buster’s.

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