Lambert Touchdown Club Raises Over $26,000 in 1st Annual Pine Straw Fundraiser
Suwanee, GA, March 22, 2010: The Lambert Touchdown Club - the booster organization supporting the Lambert High School Football team and the sideline cheerleading program in Suwanee, Georgia - has wrapped up their first annual pine straw fundraiser. Through the efforts of the community, over $26,000 was raised to support the brand new football team at Lambert High School.
As enrollment significantly increases in the fall - due to a large incoming freshman class and the promotion of existing juniors who will become Lambert's first graduating senior class - the football program faces significant equipment costs attributed to the 100 additional new players expected to suit up and take the field. The Touchdown Club has plans for more events and fundraisers throughout the year working toward the team's first Varsity season in 2010.
Over the past month, current Longhorn players, along with rising freshmen from South Forsyth and Riverwatch Middle Schools, sold pine straw throughout their neighborhoods in Southeast Forsyth County. Beginning on Thursday, March 18th, and continuing over the next 4 days, 19 Semi Trailers of pine straw were loaded onto trucks and delivered throughout the community. Many players and their families put in long hours to make the delivery effort a success.
The Longhorn's Head Coach Sid Maxwell and his staff worked right alongside the players and their families throughout the weekend. "It is a team effort both ON the field and OFF the field to be a Lambert Longhorn...one heart, one beat, one team," quoted Coach Maxwell. "Building a new program from the ground up requires significant resources and community involvement and this event was another very positive step that we will continue to build upon as we move forward."
The Touchdown Club would like to thank all of their supporters throughout Forsyth County. Special thanks to Backyard Burgers for helping feed the players, Lowe's of Johns Creek and American Facility Services, Inc. for the use of their delivery trucks, Jim Greer of White Property Acquisitions, and to the various subdivisions that hosted staging areas. The biggest thanks though goes to the over 800 homes and businesses that purchased pine straw in support of the Longhorns.