Starting the night of Friday, Oct. 15, fans at the Dawson County Tigers football games might get distracted if they look over at the track-and-field sand pit.
Their distraction would be due to the fact the Dawson County Middle School band is set to host a “Tuba Toss” fundraiser during the first, second and third quarters of the remaining DCHS home games.
“We didn’t want to do the same fundraiser that every other organization is doing right now,” fundraiser Julie Ann Bryant, mother of seventh grader Landyn Bryant, said. “It can all get so boring and you somehow end up paying $40 for a cheesecake. This should be a unique and fun way to raise money for the band.”
For $5 a throw, guests will be able to attempt to throw an old, dilapidated tuba across the sand pit for the Friday night games against West Hall (Oct. 15), Lumpkin County (Oct. 29) and North Hall (Nov. 5).
Each night, the DCMS band will give out two different gift certificates to local restaurants to the person who can throw the tuba the farthest. The certificates include $50 to Aunt Dyann’s, $25 to El Rio’s and $20 to Big Red’s, Big D’s, Zaxby’s and Papa’s Place.
All proceeds for the event go directly to fundraising for the DCMS band.
“And we want to make sure everyone knows that no healthy tuba’s will be harmed in the process of this fundraiser,” Bryant said.