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Lift-a-thon raises thousands for Munford football

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Munford sophomore football player Logan Webb competes in a lift-a-thon Thursday as his teammates cheer him on. The event raised nearly $9,000 for the football program. Photo by Jeff Ireland

Members of the Munford High School football team were in the football stadium Thursday night showing off their new weight equipment, meeting with the community and raising money for the program. 

The lift-a-thon raised almost $9,000 for the program and was attended by about 200 members of the community. 

“It was a great event,” said Munford head coach J.R. Kirby, who was hired Jan. 9. “It was an opportunity for the community to come out see how hard these kids have been working.”

Leading up to the event, players received flat donations from members of the community and also took pledges that were tied to how much weight they lifted. 

Brand new bar bells and weights were set up on the track as the players waged friendly competitions against one another. 

A revamped weight room was also opened up for people to check out. 

“I just want to thank everybody who supported us in this,” said Kirby. “I wanted everybody to see the direction the program is heading and get a chance to meet me if they haven't already.”

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