TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – For many middle school students and their parents, Thursday night revolves around football. On Thursday, the Wainwright Middle School’s eighth-grade football team’s game will have a special purpose.
It will be the 2016 Wainwright rib-eye dinner and silent auction. It’s the year’s biggest fundraiser for the school’s athletic department.
“This is to help raise money for the school’s athletic program. With the concern for concussions, we are going to recondition our football helmets,” explained Wainwright Athletic Director Andrew Moody during an appearance on News 18 This Morning. “We’re also going to buy wrestling singlets for this year and track and field uniforms.”
Thursday night will be extra meaningful to one football player. Kade Osborn’s brother, Sgt. Kyle Osborn, was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.
“He wore No. 30 from little gridiron to high school,” he said. “It means a lot to our family. I just want to put a fundraiser out there for him.”
On Thursday, Kade Osborn will collect donations for care packages to send to soldiers currently serving. Things needed are nonperishable food, drinks, dog toys or small gifts for the holidays.
Don’t forget, there will also be a silent auction during the dinner.
“We will have a variety of objects like sports memorabilia,” said Moody. “Some of the sports memorabilia will be signed. There will also be power tools, gift cards and more.”
Tickets to the Wainwright football game are $2 for students and children and $4 for adults.
The rib-eye dinner is $7 and will be Thursday, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m. Wainwright Middle School is at 7501 E. 700 South.