Local coach thanks community

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The Pawhuska track and field team hosted a baked potato dinner and silent auction on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at First United Methodist Church. The event was put on to raise necessary funds for the upcoming season including the purchase of over 60 warm-ups, meet entry fees, equipment and state meet costs.

With over 100 male and female athletes in grades 7-12, the event was vital to fund the 2015 season. There were 244 tickets sold for the event and over 45 items were auctioned off.

Many individuals were responsible for the events success as were numerous local businesses who donated auction items including: Buffalo Joe’s, Subway, Sonic, Simple Simon’s, Prairie Dog, Triangle Serum, Benson’s Lumber, Weigant’s, Big County Pawn, Moore’s Hardware, Tallgrass Prairie Flowers, Mudpies, Mongers, Pawhuska Hometown Foods, Front Door Salon, Head to Toe Salon, O’Reilly’s, Pawhuska Tire, Signtech and Tolson Agency.

Additionally, many Bartlesville area businesses also helped by donating merchandise or gift certificates for the auction including: Walmart, Tate Boy Tires, Rib Crib, Hideaway Pizza, Bath and Body Works and Starbucks. Additionally, Honda of Bartlesville made a most generous $500 cash donation to the program in place of an auction item.

Pawhuska track coaches and athletes would also like to say thank you to First United Methodist Church for allowing use of their facility and to the ESA women for providing desserts for the dinner. The Pawhuska track season will open at Hominy on March 12th. Home events for the Huskies will be March 24, with the Junior High Invitational and April 7, for the annual high school invitational.

Mark Frye

Pawhuska Head Track Coach