Block party supporting THS football team

By ERIKA BIBBS / Special to the Reporter

ALABASTER – The Warrior Foundation is set to host its first-ever block party May 19 at Buck Creek. The non-profit organization is inviting all Alabaster community residents to support and attend from 6-9 p.m.

In January 2017, the Warrior Foundation was established due to the growing success and partnership of the Thompson High School football program.

“There was an increase of excitement for businesses to be a part of our prosperity,” said Alan Tanner, who is a financial services specialist and an active member of the foundation.  “Becoming a 501c3 nonprofit enables our foundation to work with our community supporters to partnership with Thompson High School football program.”

Overall, the goal of the Warrior Foundation is to provide support for the football team’s expenses, and to assist the team’s families who may have suffered a loss or are experiencing financial difficulties.  The foundation is made up of many active and dedicated parents who believe in the direction of the Thompson High football program; and to promote growth of the Alabaster City School System. There four executive board members and four officers representing each grade as well as committee chairpersons, according to Tanner. Membership is open to anyone who wants to support the growth of the Thompson High football program.

The entrance fee to attend the block party will be $5 per person. The event will also feature local food trucks, merchandise tents, a dunking booth, inflatables and music. Fans of the Thompson High football team will be able to meet the coaches and players.

“We have many new and returning talented players that will be introduced during the ‘Warrior Block Party’ event,” said Tanner. “The Thompson cheerleaders will be in attendance and the Marching Southern Sounds drum line will showcase their talent by energizing community spirit in supporting our Thompson Warriors.”

Following the block party, there will a spring football game May 20 at Larry Simmons Stadium. The Thompson Warriors will face off against McGill-Toolen High at 2 p.m.

Alabaster residents can count on the Warrior Foundation to return every year displaying their Warrior pride and ongoing support of the football team.

“This is our first block party and we are excited to make this event a tradition as part of our warrior pride”, Tanner said.

For further inquiries or information about vendor space, please contact Kim Poskey at 478-8113.