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February 6, 2013

GMC Prep Football Auction this weekend

MILLEDGEVILLE —  

Coming off their first year back in region play that saw Georgia Military Prep School go 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the region, the Bulldogs will look for support from the community this weekend for the fifth annual GMC Prep Football Auction on Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Cordell Events Center.

Funds raised at the auction will go toward upgrading equipment for the upcoming season and a new look for the Bulldogs.

“The money is going to go to several different areas. We’re going to upgrade some of our equipment, replace some of the older equipment, things like that,” Steven Simpson, head coach, said. “We’re changing the color of our helmets, so some of the money will go toward that, which is not a big portion.”

While equipment upgrades will utilize a portion of the funds, Simpson stresses that most of the money raised at the auction will go toward providing the middle and high school football players with meals before and after games next season.

“The biggest portion of the money goes to pre-game and post-game meals for our student-athletes,” he said. “It’s not that we don’t have the budget for it here at the school — we have a great budget, but we’re hoping to build the program to be much larger than it currently is at both the middle and high school level.”

Other than a few changes, Simpson said the auction will run similar to previous auctions.

“Really, we’re not doing a whole lot of change from what we’ve done in the past, other than we’re hosting it here at the school,” he said.

Those in attendance will enjoy a steak dinner at this year’s event, as well as new, more improved items to bid on during the live auction.

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