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Fan can win $1,000 for kick

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot
Greg Weaver, representing Antrim Way Honda, is the driving force behind a fundraiser for the Quarterback Club. Weaver supports the goals of the club, which supplements the needs of the high school football program.

One fan at the high school football game Friday will have a chance to go home a bit richer. Not only can everyone watch the Blue Devils seek a victory during the homecoming game against Northern, or see who is crowned King and Queen of the student body, but they also get a chance to kick for $1,000.

The Quarterback Club is selling raffle tickets, and the winning number allows one person an attempt to kick a field goal from 25 yards. If successful, that person receives 10 one-hundred dollar bills, compliments of Antrim Way Honda, which donated the money to the club.

Greg Weaver, vice president and dealer principal of the automotive business, came up with the idea of the kick as a way to support the volunteer organization.

"It's a neat way for the boosters to raise money," he said.

Club vice president Larry Webster was appreciative of the activity. Another fundraising plan did not come to fruition, so the group was open to ways to increase its coffers, which support gridiron athletes in grades 9-12.

"We've been selling tickets all season," said Webster. "They are $3 each or two for $5. They will be available at the gate on Friday."

The drawing will occur at halftime. The only caveat is that the winning name must be a person at least 18 years old.

He or she will take to the field in front of a cheering home crowd, tackle any jitters, and swing that foot.

"I hope somebody wins," said Weaver.