Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Help out Gryphon baseball by purchasing discount cards

It may be a little known fact, except to parents, that baseball is the least funded of the major sports on the high school athletics landscape. The financial support is so much greater with football and basketball. 

And like the other 360 or so high school programs in the state, Rocky Mount's storied baseball program needs that help, too.

The five state championship banners hanging from the wall at Gryphon Stadium don't buy Turface, fertilizer and all the various sundries needed to support a prep baseball program.

To raise money for their assorted needs, Rocky Mount's baseball players are now selling discount cards to area businesses, restaurants and eateries.

Cost of the cards are $20 each and you can buy them from any Rocky Mount baseball player and from head coach Kent Cox. I would imagine if you stop by before any practice session the rest of the coming season at the Stadium, he will accommodate you.

Businesses on the cards include: Chick-fil-A, Outback Steakhouse, Lamana's, Gardner's Barbecue, Sonic, IHOP, Subway, Andy's, El Tapatio, Dunkin' Donuts, Domino's Pizza, Jersey Mike's, Zaxby's, Arby's, Texas Steakhouse, Shell Rapid Lube and The Bowling Center.

The cards are good for one year. So get one for any member of the family. The purchase price can be made up in a hurry!

The discounts include:

Chick-fil-A - Free sandwich w/meal purchase
Outback Steakhouse -  Free Bloomin' Onion w/adult entree
Lamana's - Free 8-pc. wings w/purchase
Gardner's - Free barbecue sandwich w/combo purchase
IHOP - 20% off entire check
Subway - Free 6" sub w/purchase of 6" sub
Andy's - Free orange/lemonade - no purchase necessary
El Tapatio - Buy a combo, 2nd purchase 1/2 off
Dunkin' Donuts - Buy 6 donuts/get 6 free
Domino's Pizza - Free med. pizza w/purchase of large pizza
Jersey Mike's - Free mini-Mike w/purchase of reg combo
Zaxsby's - Free meal deal w/purchase of meal
Arby's - Buy one roast beef sandwich, get one free
Texas Steakhouse - Free appetizer or dessert w/purchase of 2 steak entrees
Shell Rapid Lube - $5 off oil change
Bowling Center - Buy one game, get one free

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