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Don’t forget while enjoying tonight’s football game against Round Valley to purchase both 50-50 and Longhorn couch tickets from Friends and Neighbors (FAN) Club members. Tickets to enjoy sitting on the comfy couch are $5 each or three for $10. The winner also receives spirit supplies and a food voucher. Up to three persons can join the winner on the couch.

FAN Club member Eileen Daniels says boosters enjoy the couch because it is positioned so close to the action.

The 50-50 raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

The 50-50 winner at the last home game pocketed over $450.

The FAN Club is donating all proceeds from the couch raffle to the junior class to help with next spring’s prom.

All proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will be used to purchase a scorer’s table in Wilson Dome.

FAN Club meetings are held 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Pioneer Title building. New members are always welcome.

Big games

Next week will be a busy, and hopefully productive, one for the PHS soccer teams. Both teams play crucial East Region games against archrivals Blue Ridge and Snowflake.

The girls travel to Lakeside Tuesday, Oct. 14 to take on the Yellow Jackets and on Saturday, Oct. 18 host the Lobos at Rumsey Park.

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the boys host Blue Ridge and Saturday, Oct. 18 travel to Snowflake. The results of those games will have a huge impact on the East Region standings and the resulting seeds into the state tournament, which will begin Friday, Oct. 31 at the Tempe Sports Complex.

Large supportive crowds at the home games could be just the boost the PHS players need to come away with “Ws.”

Little League meets

Little League officials are laying the foundation for the 2009 campaign.

League president Slade Gibson says a meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Payson Elementary School to elect the next board of directors.

Only those members in good standing will be eligible to vote for the directors.

Those who cannot attend may obtain an absentee ballot from Gibson at bgibson@npgcable.com.

Subway out to help

Subway Kids and Sports of Arizona, an organization working to provide sports equipment, uniforms, registration fees and access to major sporting events for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations across the state.

Proposals must illustrate how an organization’s needs directly relate to the mission of Subway Kids and Sports of Arizona.

To obtain the application and criteria, please visit www.subwaykidsandsports.org and click on “grants” or call Mark Roden at (480) 705-8500. To be considered, organizations must submit 10 copies of the application, along with any accompanying materials, by 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31.

Grant recipients will be announced at the 9th Annual Subway Kids and Sports Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Recipients will also be posted to the Web site in December.

Subway Restaurants of Arizona supports kids in sports because it believes believes basic sports skills — teamwork, commitment and accountability — help kids throughout their lives.

PHS Cheer to host clinic

PHS spirit line coach Kristi Ford, her assistant coaches and the cheer team members will host a clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 13 to 17 in Wilson Dome.

The clinic is open to those in grades two through six.

The fee is $35, which includes a camp T-shirt, water bottle and pom-poms.

Campers will practice fundamental spirit line skills of tumbling, jumps, stunting, dance and cheer.

A wrap-up performance is scheduled for Friday.

Call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7 for more information.

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