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Douglas County High wrestlers to benefit from car show Thursday
by Ericka Birdsong
July 02, 2013 12:13 PM | 2674 views | 2 2 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, Douglas County High School wrestling team members, senior Casey Vosselman, senior Alec Ross and junior Ray Norton.
From left, Douglas County High School wrestling team members, senior Casey Vosselman, senior Alec Ross and junior Ray Norton.
Douglas County Wrestling Booster Club will host a Fourth of July Car and Motorcycle Cruise-in to benefit the wrestling program at Douglas County High School.

The event at the school on Campbellton Road is free to the public and scheduled for Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning with a pancake breakfast. The cruise-in is set to begin at 11 a.m.

All those wanting to showcase a car or motorcycle can register the day of the event. As of last week, 50 cars and five motorcycles had registered. A $5 donation is asked for registration.

Having hosted a pancake breakfast for the Fourth of July and Labor Day last year to help raise funds, the booster club decided to make the event bigger due to an increased need for financial help.

With no sponsors, the event was organized by Julie Camp and booster club president Bob Camp.

“We’re trying to cut down on asking the school and parents for donations. We’re trying to do things that are more creative,” said Mrs. Camp.

The event is advertised to have funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, inflatable activities, music and fun. The music is to be provided by the Lithia Springs High School wrestling coaching staff.

There will also be vendors and games, according to ads for the event.

Prizes will be given away throughout the day. The prizes include a $500 gift card to Gable Sporting Goods, two $25 gift cards to Douglas County Auto Care, two Shaun White bikes, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, Mikasa Stemware donated by Jared, a car creeper and Tapout glassware.

With the donation for all vehicle entries and a $20 charge for all vendors, the funds already have begun to accumulate, but Mrs. Camp said they are hoping to raise several thousand dollars to last them through the year. These funds are expected to cover expenses such as concessions, equipment, travel and pay for community coaches and referees.

During the 2013 season, the Tigers had six wrestlers compete in the GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship.

“We’ve got a great group of boys; the most wonderful boys I’ve ever dealt with. We have a great coach and these boys are very appreciative of any help they can get,” Mrs. Camp said.

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