Coming off an appearance in the state tournament, the Silo Lady Rebel softball team is back at work preparing for next year. And the summer is barely underway.
This preparation is not for how the team will play on the diamond. It is preparing the way for all that goes with it.
The Lady Rebels are hosting the Silo Softball Golf Tournament. It is a fundraiser to help offset the costs of running a successful program.
“As everybody in education knows, there has been cutback after cutback, as far as what the schools get,” head coach Mike Lawless said. “And our programs have been basically self-supporting. So from catching equipment to new bats and balls, traveling, meals, you name it – that money goes toward that.
“We are trying to run a program where kids don’t have to suffer or do without. So we try to raise the money to be there so that when we need something, we have it.”
The golf tournament was originally set to be on Saturday, June 17, but has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 1.
It will be held at the Tishomingo Golf Course and is set up to be a four-man scramble and the entry fee is $75 per person.
Prizes will be awarded for the first-place, second-place and third-place teams, as well as a ‘closest to the pin’ prize and one for the longest drive.
Lawless said his team has been working hard to make it a success and invited everyone to be a part.
“All of our girls are trying to get teams. Last year we had nine and we had a lot of success last year. But from what I’ve heard already, a lot of people are excited about it.
“We have some good barbecue and after it’s over we feed everybody. We have some neat prizes and gifts, as well. So I think it will be well worth anybody’s time that wants to come out and support us.”
For more information, you can contact Lawless at (580) 775-7686.