It’s common knowledge the Payson Unified School District is experiencing severe budget constraints and no programs are more cash strapped than PHS extracurricular sports.
Those financial challenges render team fund-raising activities important undertakings that can make or break a program.
Knowing the severity of the financial circumstances, coaches and student-athletes involved in the track and field and baseball programs are busy hawking “Longhorn Cards” – a much needed fundraiser, yet still providing a great bargain for those who purchase the cards
Among those who have stepped up to help the teens sell the cards is Mary McMullen, the mother of a baseball player.
“The card usually pays for itself with two to three uses and then you have it the rest of the year,” she said. “Not a bad idea.”
Those who purchase the cards, for $15, receive discounts at several local merchants.
Among the deals consumers will receive with a card is $4 discount on an extra large pizza and $3 off a large pie at Pizza Factory.
At Cousins, the card gives consumers $1 off any sub sandwich and Jadyn Walden, a stylist at Colorz Salon, is giving $5 off haircuts.
At Rim Country Lanes, cardholders receive one free game for every game bowled.
Other discounts can be obtained at Big O Tires, Sawmill Theaters, Frontier Dental Arts, Arby’s and Subway. Also a 10 percent discount is given at many local restaurants including La Sierra, Fargo’s, Gerardo’s, Tiny’s, China Wok, El Rancho, Cedar Ridge, Denny’s, Scoops and Wendy’s.
The cards may be purchased from track coach Jonathan Ball, baseball coach Scott Novak, any athlete on the teams or by calling (928) 474-4511.