Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Booster Club Tournament Postponed for More Planning

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Booster Club Tournament Postponed for More Planning

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Byline: Stephen Kindland, County Line staff writer

The recent decision by Ridgeview High School Touchdown Club members to postpone the school's first-ever golf tournament to raise money for the football program could prove to be a wise move, given the lack of response by prospective sponsors and players.

Booster club members now have more time to drum up support, including announcements at home football games, and newly hired Ridgeview Principal Toni McCabe will have time to get a better grasp of ways to help the TD club get the job done.

McCabe, who recently married Clay High school Principal Pete McCabe, developed a reputation for strong fiscal management and planning in her previous job as principal at Orange Park Junior High. No doubt her talents in that area, along with her organizational skills, will help the various booster clubs develop long-range plans for the 5-year-old school.

So it looks like the Panther Football Golf Classic likely will become the Panther Football Holiday Golf Classic, as the tournament -- originally scheduled for July 26 at the Fleming Island Golf Club -- likely will be held sometime around the winter holidays. That would be fine with me. I'd take a birdie over a turkey anytime.

Catty remarks: The tournament, which was to have featured appearances by at least two members of The Roar -- the Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleading team -- led me to write in last week's column that the tournament would get off to a roaring start. Well, given the event's postponement and some internal miscommunications that followed, Touchdown Club president Scott Conner, who also is pastor of Island View Baptist Church in Orange Park, has provided both levity and perspective.

"Roaring start?" he asked. "Looks like it's more of a meow now."

Hearing voices: Larry Scarbrough, known around Green Cove Springs as "The Voice of the Blue Devils" because of the announcing he does during Clay High School football games, is expanding his horizons.

Also known as "Bucky LaRue," a name he uses when doing public address work at Ridgeview junior varsity games, he is about to become a DJ. Scarbrough applied for a part-time job he spotted in a newspaper ad, and the St. …

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