Safford Booster Club to have ribbon cutting prior to Friday’s game versus Morenci

Raymundo Frasquillo File Photo/Gila Herald: The Safford Bulldogs run onto the field for a game last year. Come support the SHS Booster Club this Friday prior to the football game versus the Morenci Wildcats.

Contributed Article/Courtesy Graham County Chamber of Commerce

SAFFORD — The Graham County Chamber of Commerce is excited to invite the community to the Safford Booster Club tailgate gate party and ribbon-cutting Friday, Sept. 2 at the Safford High School football field.

The tailgate party and ribbon cutting will be to celebrate the newly formed SHS Booster Club this Friday night prior to the Safford versus Morenci football game.  Families are invited to come out and tailgate from 5-7 p.m. at the south parking lot of the Safford High School football field.  The booster club will host family-friendly activities put on by SHS students, and a Bulldog merchandise table.  Finch’s Shiver Shack will be selling snow cones, and the Sonora Taco Shop food truck will be there selling dinner.  Families are welcome to come and enjoy the activities prior to the ribbon cutting, which will take place inside the football stadium immediately before pre-game.  

Nora Rogers, the Safford High School Booster Club president, has been working hard with the rest of the club to bring the nonprofit to reality.

“I’m feeling very excited about the Safford High School Booster Club for the 2022-23 school year. Our club officers have put together an awesome vision. We hope to boost school spirit within our community and help our athletes be an inspiration to our elementary Bulldogs,” she said. “It is our vision to not only support our athletes and band financially but also morally. We hope that our coaches and teams feel the love and support from our community as we bridge the gap. We’re excited to collaborate with local sponsors and community members to promote Bulldog pride. We are proud to be Bulldog Parents. Let’s go big blue.”

Due to the hardships of the past couple of years, the SHS Booster Club hasn’t been able to function as a traditional Club.  The newly formed group, which is made up of a group of SHS students’ parents, is ready to do its best to show support for the high school.  

“We’re trying our very best, and we all have an interest in bringing school spirit to Safford High School,” Bingham said. “It’s really been great working with the athletic director and principal.”

Vance Bryce and Kay Marchione with the chamber will lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony.