DOBSON — Surry Central kicked off a big sports weekend Friday with the unveiling of its first batch of commemorative bricks.
The athletic department is selling engraved bricks to raise funds for the sports teams.
The first group of bricks were placed in the ground just behind the brick backstop for the baseball diamond.
Myles Wilmoth, athletic director, said the proceeds will go toward field renovations.
If the project were to take off in a big way, Wilmoth said he would love to see the walkway go around past the diamond toward the football field.
The school wants to renovate the press box for the football stadium and create a better practice area for the football team, he said.
Another way the school is raising money is with a partnership with the local Bojangles restaurant. Bojangles has agreed to give 10 percent of its proceeds from evening sales on Thursdays in May. The five days are May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
To unveil the first paving bricks, the school held its first-ever homecoming for baseball.
Surry Central has a rich tradition in baseball, Wilmoth noted, and this gives the school a chance to honor past players.
Before the game Friday with East Surry, the current team welcomed past players onto the field.
The busy weekend was set to continue on Saturday with the baseball team’s annual charity game for cancer awareness and research. North Wilkes agreed to be the Eagles’ opponent in this nonconference affair.
Then on Friday, the Eagles will celebrate Senior Night against Bishop McGuinness.
The Eagles have seven seniors on their roster: Preston Cave, Ethan Coe, Caleb Creed, Austin Smith, Hunter Smith, Austin Stevens and Ethan Wilmoth.
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