Ashley Teat is a faithful supporter of
At a recent meeting of the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, he said, “Let’s make Friday “Seahawks Day.” He suggested everyone wear silver, black and crimson on Friday to support the team and asked merchants to post supports poster in their windows.
“I was born and raised here so maybe that’s why I am such a big supporter of the Seahawks. We have to support our kids. We need your help,” he said.
He told attendees that the Seahawks spend around $20,000 annually replacing and reconditioning equipment.
A flyer distributed at the meeting said, “One common misconception is that there are plenty of funds through ticket booth receipts to pay for the football program. This is not true. Some of the monies certainly used for related bills such as officials, equipment, and they are also a source of funding other sports at Franklin County. Our program is basically, what we make it.
For those who do not know the football program is primarily funded with money we raise throughout the year.
The majority of the money comes from sponsorship donations, family donations and concessions. The money we raise goes directly back to our kids in the program.”
Teat and the Seahawks suggest two ways to support the team.
Individuals can purchase “sentiment signs” to show support for their favorite player. The 12” by 12” signs cost $25. The will be posted at the stadium and given to the player at the end of the season. What a great decoration for the wall of a college dorm room.
Also available are sponsorship signs for $125 and up. For $400, you can purchase a 4’ by 6’ sign that will hang in the stadium for a full year.
Ads are due on July 18.
For more information or to show your support, contact Head Football Coach Aaron York (850) 774-2903 or Teat at 653-6955.