THOMASVILLE — A project that could bring a sports hall of fame to Thomasville has received the green light after years of preparation.
According to Tommy Bryant, whose company Pro Teem Sports & Corporate Apparel broadcasts local high school games, two separate committee meetings yielded the blueprint for a new Thomasville sports hall of fame. Last week, a package was put together that will introduce three tiers of sponsorship to establish the hall.
Companies would be afforded an option of either a field goal package, which would cost $500 and provide a logo and message on the sponsor board at the hall of fame; a touchdown package, which would run $1,000 and would include the above, plus a link to the website; or a Bulldog package, which would cost $5,000 and would include the above plus the company’s logo on the front of the hall of fame.
“Anyone that comes on board the very first year and helps us get this going, we’re going to grandfather them in,” Bryant said. “All the sponsors will be grandfathered in and will not have to pay any of the fees ongoing. In the future … it will be an annual fee, but initially, these will be charter members.”
In less than an hour after unveiling the package, four commitments from sponsors came rolling in, according to Bryant, who also said the project has gained the approval of Thomasville Superintendent Cate Gentry and Athletic Director Steve Bare. Bryant said the hall of fame will be, at least in part, virtual in nature. Sponsors will generate the most traffic via the hall’s website.
The goal of the project is to reach $14,000 this year for the installation of the hall of fame, with any remaining funds going to the Thomasville High School athletic department budget. Anyone interested in purchasing a package can contact Bryant at 336-442-2518, or at Proteem13@aol.com.
Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.