Athletes to benefit from Saltwater Classic auction

The Franklin County High School football team will be helping Will Dance, producer of The Morning Show with Preston Scott 100.7 FM WFLA Tallahassee's Talk Radio, as they direct this year’s 25th annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic in Carrabelle June 13-16.

“The team will be out in force on Auction Day on Sunday. We need as many people in the community there to buy auctioned fish that are caught during the tournament,” said athletic director Mike Sweatt. “The proceeds from all fish auctioned off go to the football team only. We will also be accepting donations throughout.”


Franklin School hosts June 28 golf tourney

Go out and play golf to support the students, at the Franklin County Schools golf tournament. Tee time is Friday June 28 at 1 p.m. at St. James Bay Golf Resort

Prizes awarded for first, second and third places will be a cash payout. Amounts will be based on the participation of players and sponsors.

Prizes for “Closest to the Pin”, The “Longest Drive” winner will receive a free round of golf donated by Rob Burlison, head golf professional at St. James Bay Country Club. A buffet will be provided.

For sponsor questions call Shannon Venable, Franklin County Schools, 670-2810 ext. 4105 or Sponsorships are available: $100, $200, $300 and  $400.

For tournament questions contact Burlison at 697-9606 or


Student athletes seek assistance

Two graduating seniors are seeking donations as they prepare to take part in summer athletic teams.

David Butler will attend the USA Junior Basketball National in Columbus, Ohio on July 8. Skyler Hutchinson will attend the Under Armour Baseball Nationals Omaha, Nebraska on July 22.

Both young men are seeking sponsors to help offset their costs in taking part in an impressive array of outstanding student-athletes.

To help Butler or Hutchinson, email Franklin County High School athletic director Michael Sweatt at Or call him at 850-566-3434. Hutchinson may also be reached at 850-899-1742.