(July 3, 2017)-The Crispus Attucks Alumni Lettermen will host the Second Annual Benefit Golf Outing to aid the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School Athletic Department on Saturday, July 8, at the Coffin Golf Club. The Lettermen’s Club consists of alumni Attucks student-athletes who support the school’s sports programs through the gift of their time, support and money. The golf tournament is one way they raise money.
“Being a public school, we can’t use government money for extra-curricular activities, so everything we spend comes from ticket sales, concessions and donations/fundraisers,” said Crispus Attucks Athletic Director Josh Varno. “With that being said, without the Lettermen Club’s tireless dedication to our programs, we would struggle to add the pieces our department needs to give our student-athletes the experience they deserve.”
For the last four years, the Lettermen have raised and donated approximately $7,500 for the school’s athletic department. In 2016, the money made from the golf outing was used to revamp the school’s athletic website, provide a wagon to transport equipment, and install a new weight room rack and platform.
With this year’s golf outing, Coach Varno hopes to purchase a video scoreboard and LED scorer’s table; lightweight wrestling mats; blocking sleds; and new uniforms for softball, volleyball and soccer.
The motivation of the Lettermen’s Club to help its alma mater comes from what members said they endured during their own experiences at Attucks. According to the club’s current president, Chuck Knox (Class of 1967), they had to deal with “old, used and sometimes outdated equipment, with many of us on the football team purchasing our own football shoes because those supplied by the school were pretty old and beat up.”
The club’s goal has always been to rewrite that story and help provide future generations at Crispus Attucks with the equipment they need for a high-quality athletic experience.
Registration for the Second Annual Crispus Attucks Benefit Golf Outing begins at 7 a.m., followed by the shotgun start at 8 a.m. The event is open to the public. Cost is $85 for an individual golfer and $340 for a foursome. To register, visit www.crispusattucksalumnilettermen.weebly.com.
WHO: Crispus Attucks Alumni Lettermen
WHAT: Benefit Golf Outing
WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7am
WHERE: Coffin Golf Course-2401 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis
For more information or to do an advance story with current student-athletes, coaches or members of the Lettermen Club, contact Darren Thomas, IPS Assistant Athletic Director, at 317-409-2175.
Assistant Athletic Director
Indianapolis Public Schools