Perkins Relays returns

March 6, 2013

After a year’s absence the Johnny Perkins Relays are back and with a new look.

The annual meet, named in honor of the late Granbury Pirates/Abilene Christian/New York Giants standout football player, was skipped last year so the track at Granbury Middle School could undergo a makeover.

It returns Friday, and into welcome arms.

“The Johnny Perkins Relays is a great event – for our kids, our school and our community,” said Granbury Lady Pirate coach Mike Pinkerton. “It gives our athletes a sense of ownership and pride to compete at home. Our athletes and coaches represent our school with class.”

Pirate coach Jodie Scott added, “We’re excited to have the opportunity to host the Johnny Perkins Relays. Our facility is first-class.”

Pinkerton also noted that the meet is an economic boost to the community. “In the past we have had a few teams who would come and spend the night, not to mention the local restaurants that will benefit,” he said. “This event really benefits our respective booster clubs. It’s our only fundraiser each year.”

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