The Apollo/Daviess County High School Alumni Football Game originally set for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, is changing locations due to a scheduling conflict with Daviess County Public Schools facilities.
According to a press release by Alumni Football USA, the event will still go on, it will just be moved to a new location. “Regarding Apollo and Daviess alumni players, promotions, and alumni families who have sacrificed their time and money – we are excited for this event.
We ARE playing ball,” the release stated.
Alumni Football USA has already requested the use of two alternate venues for the game to be held October 28, 2017, or an alternate date of November 4, 2017.
Alumni Football USA is an outside the school event fundraising and promotions company started 33 years ago to restore men to the field promoting community unity, pride, and tradition. The organization works with home football fields at no cost to the school or school board, raising funds for charity and football programs nationwide. Charity events have raised over 2.6 million through 1,200 games in over 40 states since expanding in 2012.
According to the statement, Alumni Football USA does not work for and is not governed by the school board.
The statement also says the Daviess County/Apollo event has been in the planning stages for two years, involving over 100 alumni players already practicing for over five weeks, alumni cheer and dance members, the mayor, police chief, fire chief, and air evac helicopter “game ball drop.” Over 1,200 tickets are out in the public, along with posters, a game day commercial, and many game sponsors already locked in. “We are past the point of no return. We have already spoken to both teams’ alumni captains and they both agree that postponing the game would 100% kill the interest in a future event.”
The new location will be announced soon.