Register For The 2nd Annual Framingham High Gridiron Cornhole Tourney August 27

PLEASE SHARE

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High School Gridiron Club is hosting its 2nd annual cornhole tournament on August 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at Winch Park in front of Framingham High School to benefit the Framingham High School Football Program.

The regulation Cornhole Tournament will offer a 1st prize value of $500/team and a 2nd prize of
$250/team (register here).

Framingham Youth Football & Cheer will be on-site to provide concessions.

There is an “Ultimate Backyard Package” Raffle which includes a handmade wooden cornhole set,
Airpods, Bose Soundlink Flex Bluetooth Speaker, and a Yeti hard cooler valued at $1,000. You do not
need to be present to win and tickets can be purchased here.


In addition, The Gridiron Club will be hosting a Youth Football Combine for the first time prior to the
Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon on the Framingham High
School Turf. The clinic is open to children in grades 2-8 and will cost $5 which includes a free lunch.
Please register here.

The combine (modeled after the NFL combine for skills) will be run by FHS Varsity coaches with
assistance from FHS varsity players. Participants will take part in various drills that will help them to
learn their skills & challenges. Typical drills are 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 20 yard shuffle,
and 3 cone drill; however, drills will be adjusted for various age groups.

Because the high school does not collect sports fees, a program like this needs to raise more funds to
offset the costs of running the program, which can have upwards of almost 100 participating athletes.
The Gridiron Club works very hard to support every athlete in a non-biased manner regardless of
socioeconomic status. In the past, certain player family members kept the football program running.
Today we look to the community in an effort to take away that pressure and to hopefully raise more so
that we can offer our athletes a better season.The Gridiron Club pays for things like practice gear,
supplemental equipment, and pre-game meals among other things.

Newly named head varsity football coach David Wright, took over the program effective March 15.

“David has a passion for kids and his goal is to get them in the program and retain them,” said Paul
Spear, Athletic Director at Framingham High School. “And with his most recent experience leading the
Freshmen team, I loved what he did. He not only connected with the players, but the parents as well,”
said Spear.

“My family and I have been involved with football for over 20 years and I am excited to build on the staff
I currently have, including adding former collegiate football players to the roster; Trenton Wright,
David’s son as the Defensive Coordinator and Thaddous McCummings, Offensive Coordinator. “To me,
adding young men like this not only offers our program the latest skill training, but also offers modeling
for kids who aspire to play football at a higher level.”

Liz Coleman, President of the FHS Gridiron Club said “We are so excited to work with Coach Wright! It is
clear he is invested in making the program a success including the tournament. We can’t do this without
the support of him along with all our sponsors. We believe that by getting lots of different groups
involved, including Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleading, builds excitement for the program and
shows these young athletes that the community cares about them.”

Coleman also wanted to acknowledge that this would not be possible without the support of Chick-fil-A
and our other Platinum sponsors including Anderson’s Driving School, Charles River Insurance, Circle Furniture, Liquori’s Landscaping, and Philip Ottaviani Realty Executives.

“We are grateful and humbled by the level of generosity from all of our sponsors.”

If you would like to register for the event, or to learn more, please visit the FHS Gridiron website at
www.fhsgridironclub.com.

editor

email: editor@FraminghamSource.com call or text at 508-315-7176


Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/framin10/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5275

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/framin10/public_html/wp-content/plugins/really-simple-ssl/class-mixed-content-fixer.php on line 110