MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - More community support is being drummed up for the Vigor football team.
The Mobile BayBears have announced they will have a Vigor Fundraising Night Friday, August 9. Fifty percent of all prepaid tickets will go back to Vigor.
Donations also continue to pour in on the website gofundme.com . Head Coach Ashley Johnson and his wife have set up an account where you can donate to the cause.
"Following you on Twitter, saw that Vigor needed some help, my brother went to Vigor, so I've got a long tradition with the football team and that's what we do at Hank Aaron Stadium," said Assistant General Manager Mike Callahan. "We picked that night because it's a fireworks night, the football team is going to come out, we're going to recognize Johnson on the field."
Monday, July 29, FOX10 News received word of the efforts from Johnson and his wife to get the team new shoulder pads . Johnson said some of the current pads are 10 to 15-years-old.
Johnson told us that the last time the team got any shoulder pads was five years ago, when Fairhope was discarding some of theirs.
"We've had several shoulder injuries in the last few years, three guys have had to sit out an entire year because they had to have their shoulders completely surgically repaired... part of the reason are these old shoulder pads," said Coach Johnson.
So far the team has reached the half way point of its goal of $5,000.
Callahan said the online tickets should be ready to purchase in the next day or so and remember to use the code VIGOR.
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