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Choctaw Football to Provide Hurricane Relief for Foley, Alabama

By: David Nichols

CLINTON, Miss. — The Mississippi College football team will come together over the course of next week (Oct. 5-9) to collect goods and supplies to send to Summit Church in Foley, Ala. following the devastation of Hurricane Sally, which made landfall on September 16th.

“This is an awesome opportunity for our team to help some really special people that need some serious assistance,” said head coach John Bland. “We saw what the women’s soccer program did a couple of weeks ago for South Louisiana, and we wanted to make a similar impact from our group.”

The Choctaws have three current players from Foley (Josiah GoldenJaden Hughes and Drew McClellan) and one from Daphne (Jarius Pruitt) who’s families went through the terrible storm that still has parts of south Alabama under water over two weeks later.

Starting on Monday, October 5th, the team will be manning a trailer from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will be accepting donations from the campus and community to eventually take down to Summit Church in Foley the following weekend. A full list of items can be found at the end of this release.

The trailer will be in front of Robinson-Hale Stadium on Monday (Oct. 5). It will move behind Provine Chapel on campus on Tuesday (Oct. 6) and Wednesday (Oct. 7). On Thursday (Oct. 8) and Friday (Oct. 9), the trailer will be in front of the Baptist Healthplex.

For more information on how you can get involved, contact Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications David Nichols at 601.925.3234 or

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