‘Battle of the Bulldogs’ festival to raise funds for team

(ROYSE CITY-March 15, 2013) Join the ‘Battle of the Bulldogs’ Softball Festival Saturday, March 23 at Royse City High School. The annual fundraising event raises community awareness and funds for the Royse City softball program.

“This is our fifth year to host this community event, and each year we’re amazed at how the event grows with news ideas,” said Michelle Booker, head softball coach at Royse City High School.

There will be a car show, arts and crafts and vendor booths, a ragball tournament, live music, concessions, a jump house for the kids, pony rides and a cake walk. The Royse City Animal Shelter will be on site offering pet adoptions.

The ragball tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Car show registration is from noon to 2 p.m.; judging will be from 2 to 4 p.m. You can also register for car show, craft booths or sign your team up online at rcisd.org/rchs and click on the Battle of the Bulldogs link.

To make the event extra special, the Easter Bunny will be paying an early visit, so children can participate in an egg hunt and have their photo taken with the bunny.

Members of the girls softball team are currently selling “cow patty BINGO” tickets, which gives someone a chance to win $1,000! The winner will be revealed the day of the event, once the cow is turned out to “do her business.” For BINGO tickets, contact 972-762-4147 or email .

New this year is “Jail and Bail,” in which Royse City dignitaries and Royse City ISD officials will volunteer to be “thrown in jail” during the event. Once in jail, their bail will be set and they will have to make phone calls to family and friends, from behind bars, to come out and contribute funds to their bail.

For more information, contact Michelle Booker at 972-762-4147 or .

Information provided by Michelle Booker, head softball coach at Royse City High School.

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