It was a gorgeous day, until the end of the game. Where were you? Today was Parkville High School's first home game of the 2012 season. Parkville played Towson this afternoon before the rains came, but as I walked the bleachers, I didn't see very many people come out for this very exciting game. Parkville held Towson 14 - 0 through halftime, when during the third quarter, Towson closed the gap to 14-13. By the end of the game, the clouds were bearing down, and the Knights took home the win, 26-13. It was fun, exciting, and we all held our breath when Parkville quarterback, Dan Wittler took a hit that had him on the ground for a little longer than we liked, but cheered mightily when he got up and walked around!
Here's the thing. It costs $5 to come and see a football game on a Saturday afternoon at 1:00. If you are a student or of preschool age, it costs $3! You can't get better than that! The Athletic Boosters sell candy, soda, water, pizza and hot dogs during the game, the PTSA sells Spirit Wear (hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants, etc.), and all you have to do is pay your money and have a good time watching what has come to be America's favorite sport!!
Parkville's Athletic Boosters use their funds to help support the athletic teams across the spectrum at school. They count on revenue from selling concessions at sporting events to help meet their annual funding goals. The PTSA, of course exists to support both the students and the teachers at Parkville High School. Buying your Parkville gear from the PTSA helps it assist student groups and provide scholarships.
So, where were you? At the Parkville Towne Fair? I'll give you that for this game, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you'll have if you make plans to come to one of the next 4 home games! Our kids need to know that the community is behind them, and that adults want to see them and their talents. Each weekend this fall, high school football teams take it all out to the fields and work hard to bring glory to their teams. Each weekend this fall, half those teams take home a loss. Having community rally around the home team, win or lose, really helps with team morale, especially when the community is there even in the loss.
Won't you consider Parkville's home game schedule, and come out to a game this fall? I'll be there for at least half of each of our home games but one, and I don't even understand football! :) Here's the schedule, all games at 1:00 p.m.:
- September 15 vs Millford Mill HS
- September 29 vs Eastern Tech HS
- October 6 vs Perry Hall HS
- October 13 vs Woodlawn **Homecoming**
I hope to see you at one of these games!