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Grady Football Team "Spirit Knights"

Hello, I am  Kelly Bray, the Co-President of the Grady Football Booster club (with Sharyn Briscoe).  I was approached by Tim Langan, a SPARK dad of a 9th grade student, with interest in trying to drum up some support for attendance at the Grady Football games.  The last several years, we have seen a decline in attendance at the football games, and which use to be a great cross-neighborhood social event.  
 
We on the Grady Gridiron Booster club would like to turn that around.  We are starting by hosting "Spirit Knights" for 4 of our 5 home football games.  In these Spirit Knights, we will pair a couple of feeder schools together and give them recognition at the game.  The principals will be announced at half-time, we intend to pass out Spirit towels with the feeder school and Grady names on them, we also are petitioning to have elementary and middle school aged children be admitted into the games for free.  All of this done in the spirit of having the community come together and enjoy an evening out together at Grady Stadium with the incredible midtown skyline as the backdrop.
 
All that is required of you, the Grady feeder school is publication of the event on your website, in your newsletters, and over you morning announcements.  This event cannot be a success without partnership and support from APS athletics, your schools communication, and most importantly your feeder school and its support structure.
 
Here are the dates that we have scheduled and the pairings of the feeders.
 
8/23 (SAT)    Washington               (at Grady) 7:30 pm (SPARK/Intown Academy)
9/12               Redan                          (at Grady) 8:00 pm (Lin/Hope-Hill)
9/27 (SAT)    St. Pius X                     (at Grady) 7:30 pm (MES/Centennial)
10/17             Marist (Homecoming) (at Grady) 8:00 pm (InmanMS)
 
Thanks for your support, and GO KNIGHTS!