The results are in for a contest held by Berry College to determine their football team’s uniform design. The winners were senior Nicole Pearre and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Eric Gentilello. Their designs were chosen from about 270 submissions to the contest, which ran from November 8th thru 20th. If you would like to see the new design, check out Berry’s sports page at www.berryvikings.com.
If you’re looking for something to do tonight that would get you in that holiday spirit while at the same time ensure that some needy kids in our community have a Merry Christmas, make your plans to attend the annual Toys for Tots Auction at the Rome Civic Center. Doors open at 5 pm. The event begins at 6 pm, with the live auction set for 7 pm.
COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: GHC LADY CHARGERS REMAIN UNDEFEATED, CHARGERS FALL TO GEORGIA PERIMETER AT HOME
Georgia Highlands College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted Georgia Perimeter College in GCAA action last night at GHC’s Floyd County campus. The 6th ranked Lady Chargers remain undefeated in their inaugural season with an 88-57 victory, improving their record to 11-0. The Chargers lost to GPC 68-62. Both GHC teams will return to action at home on Saturday. The Lady Chargers will host Andrew College at 2 pm, which will be followed by a 4 pm match for the Chargers against Waycross College. The games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
Get into that holiday spirit and support a good cause at the first annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Saturday, December 15th at the Heritage Trails behind State Mutual Stadium. The event is a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation. Wade Kelley with the Arthritis Foundation says he hopes the Jingle Bell Run/Walk will become an annual event in the Rome area.
The Floyd Healthcare Foundation is among many organizations across Georgia participating today in Georgia Gives Day, a statewide fundraising event. The purpose of Georgia Gives Day is to bring the state together as one community to raise as much money and awareness as possible in 24 hours for Georgia nonprofits, according to a Floyd Medical Center media release.
The Rome Braves invite you to get into that holiday spirit with them this Saturday, December 8th at their Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Braves Miracle Field of Rome. The event will take place at the Three Rivers Club at State Mutual Stadium from 6:30 am until noon. Tickets are $8 for all you can eat pancakes and sausage. Romey and Santa will be on hand at the breakfast for pictures.
A holiday favorite for the Greater Rome area, the annual Toys for Tots auction, is set for tomorrow night at the Rome Civic Center. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, according to local coordinator Hal Gosnell. The event will get underway at 6 pm. The live auction will begin at 7 pm. The cost of admission is $5. Dinner will be served to attendees.
Shorter University alumnus and faculty member Dr. Ben McFry will serve as the featured speaker for Shorter’s fall commencement exercises this Friday, December 7th. The ceremony is set for 10 am at The Forum in downtown Rome. Approximately 525 students are expected to graduate.