Russellville jamboree is about more than
tuning up for the regular season
RUSSELLVILLE – High school jamboree games are meant to benefit the players by giving them competition from another school before the regular season starts.
The Russellville High School football team is looking forward to that competition as it hosts Northridge and Bob Jones at 6 p.m. tonight.
While the jamboree will give the Golden Tigers game experience, there is a group of children in Red Bay that will also benefit from the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Quinn's Ranch.
"I just want to thank Russellville High School for allowing us to host this event," said Quinn's Ranch director Shae Lowery. "I also appreciate all the teams coming in to participate."
Quinn's Ranch is a Christian based children's home located in Red Bay. The ranch helps abused, neglected, abandoned, orphaned and homeless children ages 6-18 throughout the state.
Golden Tigers coach Doug Goodwin and his wife Donna are on the advisory board for the ranch. Attempts to reach the Goodwins for comment were unsuccessful.
Lowery said she was happy that Russellville has helped so much with this event, but there have been several other communities throughout Franklin County that has made Quinn's Ranch successful over the years.
"I also want to thank Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett, Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plot and all of the police that are coming to help," Lowery said.