Marysville High School is preparing for the first Mini Football Drop to Benefit The United Way of Union County
with the help of the Marysville Fire Department September 4, 2018
The sky will be raining mini footballs on Sept. 14 before the Marysville Monarch home football game against Grove City.
The high school will host the first mini football drop to benefit The United Way of Union County at the Memorial Sports Medicine Tailgate. The
Fire Department will bring a truck and drop the mini footballs from a 100 ft. ladder at 6 p.m. The Tailgate begins at 5 p.m. and will be held in the field adjacent to the
softball complex near the Senior Rock.
The idea for the drop came from The United Way of Hardin County. They hold their event at Kenton High School and itís become an annual tradition.
United Way supporters pledge $5 to reserve each football. The football (s) that land in the helmet win or split a $500 prize.
The rest of the money collected will go to the United Way of Union Countyís 2018-19 Fall Campaign that kicks off this month.
“As a school district we have partnered with the United Way for a longtime,” Ryan Walker, Marysville High School Athletic Director, said,
“The idea of centering an event around of our home football games seemed like a cool way to show what the school is doing to support the United Way
and what the United Way of Union County is doing to support the community.”
The United Way of Union County supports 27 local partner agencies and over 40 programs through their
annual campaign. Agencies include six area pantries, four senior centers, two shelters, drug prevention education, drug recovery, hospice care and more.
Chief Jay Riley said he was happy the department could participate in the event.
“United Way impacts so many people in Union County, we are glad to help in any way we can.” Riley said.
After the footballs are dropped and the winner is announced, the mini footballs will be distributed to those attending the tailgate and football game. (while supplies last)
Sorry, footballs can no longer be reserved.
Ryan Walker, MHS Athletic Director, and Fire Chief Jay Riley discuss logistics regarding the first mini football drop at Marysville High School on
Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. to benefit The United Way of Union County.