By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
In early August, the Kent Roosevelt High School football team led a group that spent time cleaning up the areas around the football stadium, including the bricked walkway that welcomes Roosevelt fans as they walk into the stadium.
The area includes a statue of Benny Cowgill, as well as plaques that recognize and honor the Hall of Fame careers of former football coaches Tom Campana and John Nemec.
Now, the Rough Riders All Sports Boosters, in a partnership with Roosevelt High School, has introduced a fundraiser that will offer the opportunity to “immortalize Rider Pride” with engraved bricks.
The engraved bricks can be purchased for $50 and can be purchased by emailing RRASBoosters@gmail.com.
The booster club’s promotional post stated, “This exciting project brings together past, present and future Rough Riders to design and implement a long lasting memorial to our amazing community.”
Two class programs at Roosevelt High School will also be part of the project.
The Urban Forestry and Landscaping program will continue to work, with the assistance of community partner Davey Tree, to redesign the landscaping area near Cowgill’s statue.
Also, the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program will engrave and repurpose the bricks.
All proceeds from the project will go to the Rough Riders All Sports Boosters to support athletic programs and athletes throughout the district.