MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Football season is over, but the City of Moultrie is still cheering on and supporting their Colquitt County High School Packers.
In 2015, Colquitt County claimed a state and national championship title. Now they need help raising funds to purchase their championship rings. The cost is $375.00 per ring. The team has 105 players, which means the rings will cost around $40,000.00.
Supporters will hold an event called 'Chomp for Champs' on Saturday, February 20, at Lakeside Assembly of God in Moultrie. Players and cheerleaders will be selling smoked pork chop dinners. Each dinner comes with a smoked pork chop, homemade potato salad, green beans, and dessert.
The team hopes to sell two thousand dinners on Saturday. That means volunteers will be busy grilling 2,000 pork chops, slicing 150 cakes, and filling 2,000 cups of barbeque sauce.
"It's 102 cans of diced potatoes that we have to prepare, and 120 cans of green beans. That's a lot of cooking," Chomp for Champs organizer Susan Childs says.
Luckily, over 45 local businesses, from restaurants to medical offices, are volunteering to help. Businesses have been donating items, volunteering their time, and buying dinners for their employees.
Childs says the hard work is worth it. "This football team has done extremely well, extremely well."
Packers Quarterback Chase Parrish says he's grateful for the community's support. "Businesses are coming together and finding that money for us. And everyone is pitching in the best way that they can. That really shows us that they care," he said.
Championship T-shirts will also be available for sale. Tickets for the dinner are $8.00, and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call Susan Childs at 229-529-1266.