After the buzz in the Poteau Pirates football program that was in the air in 2012 with the arrival of new coach Greg Werner, the first-year coach wants to capitalize on that.
Werner, whose Pirates went 6-4 last fall, is beginning a fundraising campaign where past players can get involved with their alma materâ€™s team â€” and help the program in the process.
Werner is beginning a fundraiser where past players can sponsor a locker in the fieldhouse at Costner Stadium. The funds raised will help begin a fund that can be used to help improve the facilities and equipment for the Pirates for future years.
â€śWeâ€™re going to ask people who played here that, for $250, they can sponsor a locker," Werner said. "If they have a brother that played here, they can sponsor [a locker] together. Basically, on that locker will be their name, number and the years they played here â€” and itâ€™s theirs forever. So, if we can fill the locker room up with alumni who want to sponsor a locker.â€ť
Thatâ€™s not all. Werner is also going to be a monthly newsletter, which will be sent by e-mail. It will have information from things like what the current players are doing at that time to what is upcoming to what former players are up to at the time â€” such as getting married or getting ready to become a father.
For additional information about either or both projects, call Werner at (918) 839-4572 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wishing to submit their e-mail address to start getting the newsletter can text the address or e-mail the adress, and Werner will add those people to the e-mailing list.