The last Villa Rica home game was tonight, and we presented the sole kicker a $1,000 check. There was actually some confusion on her part (yes, her) because during the second game one guy did make the kick, but it came out later that he wasn’t a senior and might not even be going to college, so he was disqualified. She came prepared to try and kick another field goal, but was very nervous about it. When we got her up to take pictures and present it to her, she was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was the winner.
The game was pretty cool as well although I didn’t get to see as much of it as I would have liked since I was carrying around a five gallon backpack full of coffee to give out. The first one I had was hot chocolate and it went very quickly, then I got one with coffee and hauled that around until we presented the kicker with a check after the band played during half-time.
Since I had taken Pete with me and needed to get home I managed to avoid the traffic and get out of there during the 3rd Quarter. At that point we were losing 14-7. The Carrollton-Villa Rica rivalry is very long standing and there are always quite a few people at the game, enough to fill all of the parking lots as well as the sides of the road for about a mile in either direction.
There may be some pictures in the paper tomorrow. If so then I will post a couple here. I did manage to find one that I’m NOT in (hehe). I don’t remember what was going on but I didn’t attend the first home game of the season. These are the guys that I directly report to.
The girl pictured is the one who ended up receiving the $1k tonight. It was a pretty cool thing to do, with no strings attached other than she is supposed to use it for school, but either way she will be receiving the actual check later next week. It’s pretty cool to be able to do something like that in the community where I have been working for the better part of the last 28 years.