Snow’s Cleaning Service held a Fish Fry and Yard Sale fund-raiser for the Selma High football team on Labor Day weekend.
LeMarkus A. Snow, owner of Snow’s Cleaning Service, said $2,056 was raised and it surpassed the goal. Proceeds go to the football team.
Besides the fish fry and yard sale, Snow said they did a bucket drop on the corner of Broad Street and Highland Avenue.
“We overreached and set our goal,” Snow said. “It was a pleasure to take my time out for these guys. I know any extra money is always needed with sports programs .”
Snow, who played football at Selma from 1994 to 1998, said he appreciated Selma City Schools Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams approving the one-day event.
“I thank Superintendent Avis Williams for giving me permission to move forward with this successful event,” Snow said.
Selma High head coach Willie Gandy and 20 Saints players participated in the event.
Gandy thanked Snow, Selma High girls basketball head coach Will Morgan, Selma High girls assistant basketball coach Jenni Nicole, Rashida Morgan of YMCA of Selma-Dallas County, R.B. Hudson Middle School Principal Cicely Curtis for their help and support.
“I would like to thank all who supported the Selma High Football team,” Gandy said. “We truly appreciate all the support from the city of Selma.”
Dallas County High School Athletic Director, volleyball and softball coach Venecia T. Eaton said she never forgets her alma mater.
Eaton played basketball and softball at Selma High from 2001 to 2005. Her nephew, Kemari Eaton plays for the football team.
“When you give from the heart the feelings is outstanding and amazing,” Eaton said. “I love helping our city scholar-athletes.”
The Blessed Feeding Ministry, a non-profit organization in Selma, donated water to the event.
Snow said that he’s planning to host another event in the future.
“I’m looking forward to getting permission for future fundraisers for the team,” Snow said. “The players were so respectful and carried themselves like true Saints.”
Williams said she’s grateful for the assistance from Selma alumni like Snow.
“The generosity of the Selma community never ceases to amaze me,” Williams said. “We are grateful that for Mr Snow and the partners who sponsored this fundraiser. I told snow last week, once a Saint, always a Saint.”
Selma plays host to Shelby County on Friday at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.