The drama outside the drama: Fundraising on the sidelines

When it’s high school football time, it’s logical to believe that everything on campus revolves around the playing field for the night. But the players on the field aren’t the only students who have their calendars circled for Fridays. Football games are also big promotional and marketing opportunities for student clubs. Whether they focus on art, music, or debate, club members often find promising ground for fundraising at these events. With thousands of fans crowding the stands, few venues provide a chance to reach more interested prospective targets.

The First Coast drama club in action.

The First Coast drama club in action.

At First Coast High School on Jacksonville’s Northside, the drama club is particularly active in its efforts. Bouncing along the sideline, the club grabs attention with an enthusiasm that few can match. The club members lined up near the entrance gate on Friday, making them very difficult to overlook. These boisterous displays highlighted the club’s sideline face-painting activities designed to raise money. Bold signs also announced coming auditions for new members. Without the triggering event of the football game, the club likely would have encountered much more difficulty in earning attention.

The club signed up new members at this tent.

The club signed up new members at this tent.

Non-members won’t find out how much money the drama club raised Friday. On the field, though, First Coast’s football team had a stunning success. Matched against Atlantic Coast High School, the host Buccaneers ran wild in a 54-17 blowout victory. My report for the Times-Union details the game’s biggest story: The seven-touchdown performance from First Coast senior quarterback De’Andre Johnson to lift him ahead of local football icon Tim Tebow on the all-time historical charts. Johnson, a four-year starter who has committed to play at Florida State University, is now in pursuit of several all-time state passing records.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Fork, Spoon & Knife

Three Different Plates

Runners Rock

Run Longer, Run Faster, Train Harder...Challenge Yourself and Get Stronger!


A way of discovering excitement on Florida's First Coast

The River City Diet

Jacksonville's Hop on the Health Food Wagon

The Revamping Of Downtown Jacksonville

A Jacksonvillian talking about Downtown Jax.


A fine site

Traveling Hunger

An Exploration of Food Trucks

Follow the Felines.

a semi-newbie to the blogging world attempting to be a voice for the voiceless.

Sumaira Rajpoot

Love all, trust few, do wrong to none.


Informing Jacksonville, Florida of health related news.

Rachel Taylor

Oh the places we'll go


904 Shines

Bellflower's Insight

Blogging for digital media


digital media

Rose Francois

Creating to spark minds

Glenn! The Great Communicator...?

[ Insert Clever Title Here ]


Assembling Digital Media Class Blog

Amy's Journey

The Road to Communication Excellance

Assembling Digital Media - Spring 2014

part of the FSCJ Converged Communication baccalaureate program

River City Communicator

Going step by step through the world of Converged Communications

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: