User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


66° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Alcester-Hudson Hosts Free Admission FB Game

August 31, 2012, 10:14 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Alcester-Hudson Hosts Free Admission FB Game
ALCESTER, SD -

It was a great night for football across KELOLAND and fans at one game got less than they bargained for.

The home opener is what teams live for, even what they practice for.

It's the beginning of the season, where everyone is still a winner. And fans are already more apt to come. But Alcester-Hudson wants more fans.

“The drought is affecting everybody. The price of food is going up. Gas is going up and what we can do to help the people in the community,” Tim Rhead said.

So getting into the game won't cost anyone here a dime.

“They said it's free. And we were like, What? Free, huh?,” Chris Stoughtenger said.

They hope the game is worth more than the price of admission.

“I have a family of three. It gets expensive with the popcorn, pop. You're spending $25 easy,” Katie Manning said.

And the school district says it’s not doing this because it suddenly has deeper pockets.

“We made cuts. We've suffered like everyone else has. But whenever we looked at the budget, we had 20,000-25,000 extra in the budget,” Rhead said.

That's why they’ve cut the admission here, no one pays. Not even the visitors. And they hope it raises attendance at all school events, not just football games.

“It's volleyball season right now and we've had a couple games so far. And the games looking full so I think it's working,” JoAnah Beeck said.

If this year's cubs team is good, filling the stands may not be a problem. But win or lose tonight, at this first game of the season this team can focus on the post-season and hopefully with a full house cheering them on along the way.

Alcester says it is taking donations for a new track to replace around its football field.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

SF Drug Ring Involved 220 lbs. Of Marijuana

8/27/2014 5:48 PM

Her boyfriend was killed during a botched robbery in December in northwest Sioux Falls. Faith Rasmussen and her mother, Theresa, have now pleaded guil...

Full Story | Watch
SF Mother, Daughter Admit To Large Drug Conspiracy

8/27/2014 10:54 AM

Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...

Full Story
Lead Woman Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Child

8/30/2014 11:39 AM

A Lead woman has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Full Story
Speeding Suspect Arrested For Auto Theft, Other Charges

8/27/2014 10:05 PM

Sioux Falls Police have a man in custody after a driver attempted to elude authorities during a traffic stop.

Full Story
Iowa Woman Died In Two-Vehicle Crash

9/1/2014 10:56 AM

Authorities in Iowa have released the name of a woman who died in a crash Friday night.

Full Story


Events