The Hurricane High Redskins will not be playing with empty stomachs when their 2022 football season kicks off. Funding for the pre-game meal increased by $3,713 on Saturday, April 9, thanks to the first annual Easter Egg Drop on the Field.
For a $5 fee, youngsters, 2 to 6 and 7 to 12, collected Easter Eggs in hope of finding one of six Golden Eggs.
Teays Valley Fire Department and Hurricane Fire and Rescue teamed to drop thousands of eggs upon the football field. Football team members and student volunteers assisted by scattering the colorful spheroids between the goal line and the forty.
Golden Egg prize winners left the field with one of six bicycles and one of two scooters. One winner went home with a drone. Other winners were awarded kites, water toys, archery set, and pre-made Easter baskets.
Youngsters were also given the opportunity to pose with Batman, Slash, the Sultan from Aladdin, Maui from Moana, choice of three Spidermen, Tenderheart the Care Bear, Belle, Pocahontas, Moana, Rapunzel, Tinkerbell, Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Jasmine, Anna and Elsa. All characters were student volunteers or football players.
“We are so appreciative of our community and how many came out to support these boys and the football teams,” said Stephanie Pratt, one of the team moms. “We were overwhelmed to tears and grateful for the support from our community.”
Stephanie’s husband is defensive coordinator.