V Club raising funds for sports multipurpose building

Published 1:49 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The V Club at Verbena High School is gearing up to fund a multipurpose facility at the school.

Such a facility has been discussed off and on for the past few years, but now fundraising efforts have begun.

V Club President Tera Easterling said the building would provide locker rooms for girls’ softball and boy’s football, indoor practice space for inclement weather and weight rooms.

“We have actually talked about putting batting cages in it for baseball and softball to use when they can’t practice outside,” Easterling said.

Space for football players to practice inside when needed would also be included. Right now, the team is using the school gymnasium when it cannot practice outside, but Easterling said the team is limited in what it can do.

The proposed building would likely be located between the football and softball field.

“It is definitely a much-needed facility for the boys and girls that are involved in athletics,” Easterling said. “It is our understanding that if we can raise half of the money, the board is going to contribute the other half.”

Easterling said some money has already been donated, but the club will need more.

The club is selling tickets for an all-you-can-eat steak and chicken buffet scheduled for Feb. 10, which is the Saturday before Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $50 each. The event will be held in the Verbena High School cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m.

The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 29.

A to-go option is available, but will be limited to two plates.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Easterling at tbeasterling14@gmail.com or from any V Club member.

Donations are also being accepted and can be mailed to V Club, P.O. Box 335, Verbena, Alabama 36091.

Checks should be made payable to Verbena V Club.

The desire for a multi-purpose facility for the school was a topic of discussion during a community meeting with Chilton County Schools Superintendent Tommy Glasscock last summer.

Principal Todd Davis and one of the coaches plan to visit similar facilities in the county to get an idea of what would be best.

Just how much a facility for Verbena would cost is unknown at this point.