RACINE — The Southern alumni will be gathering Saturday, February 16 for the Fifth Annual “Big Fooze Scholarship” Southern Alumni Basketball Night — an event which has so far raised in excess of $8,000.
All proceeds benefit the Southern Alumni Association and the Hilton “Big Fooze” Wolfe, Jr. scholarship fund.
Festivities are slated to begin with the girls game at 5 p.m., at the Charles Hayman Gymnasium. All female players and cheerleaders should report to the gym by 4:30 p.m., and all male players should report by 5:45 p.m. Most likely, teams will be divided up by odd years versus even years in their respective age groups.
The Hilton “Big Fooze” Wolfe, Jr., scholarship fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors. Wolfe was a former mathematics and Ohio history teacher in the Southern Local School District and also a basketball coach and longtime baseball coach.
“The event is important because it helps students who need assistance with going to college,” son, Scott Wolfe said. “The event also carries on what dad stood for. He believed in kids, and he would go out of his way to help them … that’s what the scholarship represents.”
Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for students. Students K-8 will be admitted free with a ticket given to them at school. Players and cheerleaders participating will have an additional $4 registration, making a total $8 commitment to play or cheer. Organizers note if “you don’t pay, you don’t play.”
Students singing or in the band will be admitted free with coupon.
The following is the schedule of events for alumni game
5 p.m. — Women’s warm-up
5:15-6 p.m. — Women’s Game (If over 20 players, a third 15 minute block will be added)
6-6:15 p.m. — Intermission, Cash Scramble by Home National Bank
6:15 p.m. — Cheerleaders Perform; Stand-Up-and-Cheer: Southern Band 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students
6:30 p.m. — 1999-and-down men warm-up
7:45 p.m. — 2000-2012 men warm-up