The Dadeville High School football field house is one of the facilities that benefits from funds raised by the Dadeville Tiger Club. | Jessica Hargett

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Tiger Club kicks off membership drive

Published 3:42pm Thursday, June 28, 2012

The 2012 Dadeville Tiger Club membership drive is underway – the first of its kind since 2010.

Dadeville High School Head Football Coach, Richard White, said the drive is an effort to raise funds for Tiger Club, which supports the football and cheerleading program at DHS.

The proposed 2012 DHS football budget total is $71,525, which includes equipment and stadium costs.

“It’s to help offset costs of the things we have to buy, like new equipment for the weight room, new uniforms, helmets, etc.,” White said. “Based on what money we take in, if we just had to rely on our gate receipts, our kids would not be able to have the decent equipment that they have. The people that join and give generously see our program continue to excel and stay updated.”

The Dadeville Tiger Club was organized in 1991 as a nonprofit, charitable organization of donors comprising alumni, supporters and friends of Dadeville High School.

Membership in the club is available at three levels.

The “Golden Tiger” level is contributions of $250 or more. The “Black and Gold” level is for contributions of $100 up to $250, and the “Tiger” level is for $50 up to $100 contributions.

Contributions can be made in honor or in memory of an individual, a class or a student organization.

Members will be recognized in the Quarterback Club’s annual football program and during the game at the DHS vs. Tallassee game on Sept. 28. The stadium announcer will recognize those present from the Tiger Club as well as read the listings throughout the evening. Club membership also entitles members to two passes to the game.

Tiger Club purchases since 2000 include new and improved weight equipment for use by all DHS athletes, the Tiger Stadium entrance and landscaping, two new sections of fencing, the Tiger Eyes sign, Tiger Zone banner, championship lettering on the outside of the field house, a digital video camera, end zone netting, sideline fans, mascot uniform, “D” and Tigers spirit flags, new stadium sound system, helmets, commercial blower, shoulder pads for varsity and junior high players, Tiger Paws and DHS over the entrance to DHS, a barbecue smoker used by various DHS teams for conducting fund raisers, seed money for new lights and for the flag pole and tribute plaque, two bikes, field house improvements, a video duplication package, CoachComm sideline communication system and two sets of uniforms.

“We want to say thank you to those folks who have joined in the past, and if they know somebody out there who would like to join, we encourage them to get them involved,” White said.

The membership drive is ongoing through Aug. 10 to guarantee inclusion in the football program, White said, and all contributions are tax deductible.

“We just encourage everybody, if they can afford it, to join at some level,” White said. “Their money is being spent well and going back to the kids.”

For more information or to become a member of the Dadeville Tiger Club, call Dadeville High School at 256-825-7848 or White at 256-825-5513.