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No Donation Is Too Small For Fieldhouse Expansion

By David Howell

WATER VALLEY –  It’s almost time to dust off your stadium chairs and get ready for some fall football.

    Water Valley opens its season with the Classic Game against Independence on August 19. Head football coach Brad Embry is racing to raise funds for a fieldhouse expansion to accommodate almost 150 kids working out in the current 1,200 square foot field house.

    With a goal of $20,000, Embry has issued a challenge to Water Valley alumni to see which decade can contribute the most money for this project.

    Dubbed “Challenge of the Decade,” Embry invites alumni to divide into teams by decade and compete to see which group can raise the most money for a weight room expansion.

    Currently the 1980s decade is leading, with $2,000 raised.

    “No donation is too small,” Embry reported. “All is takes to get involved is five dollars and a stamp.”

    Embry said an estimated $20,000 is needed to double the size of the current facility,.

    “We plan to build a no frills, metal building with one metal roll up door,” Embry explained. “We can build it and equip it for $20,000.”

    Now in his third season as head football coach, Embry stressed the need to have adequate space for his ball team.

    “The kids need to be strong. The weight room is preventive medicine, it helps prevent injuries,” he explained.

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