MARYVILLE, Mo. — There is a reason that Spoofhound football coach Matt Webb loves to credit the team’s fanbase when talking about the success that the football program.
“We are very proud to be Spoofhounds and proud of what that means,” Webb said.
The Spoofhound Football Backers and the community’s support for the team was on full display Friday at the Spoofhound Football Backers Golf Tournament at Mozingo Lake Recreation Park.
“It is a super supportive event and this is our sixth year doing the Football Backers Golf Tournament,” Webb said. “Every year, team entries has grown and that shows the amount of support we have. … The support for Spoofhound football has never been better. It is a lot of fun.”
The event, combined with the first-ever Social Media Auction, helped raise money for the team. Items up for auction included Royals and Chiefs tickets, Spoofhound and Bearcat championship items, an ice-fishing trip and signed jerseys from Jalen Sundell and Jonathan Baker.
“It is a social media auction and that is in an effort to reach those alumni that can’t be here today for the the actual golf event,” Webb said. “They may be in Boston. They may be in Kansas City. They may be in Dallas. But they want to support the program so we use social media to reach out to those guys.”
In the morning session of the tournament, Mikey Karleskint, Tyler Walter, Zach Schneider and Matt Twaddle won the Flight A division with a 55 and Danny Zimmerman, Brian Golighty, John Zimmerman and Jackson Golighty won the Flight B division with a 65.
The afternoon tee times were paced by Phil Kenkel, Jeff James, Jaimey Wymore and Corey McVenue with a 54 to win Flight A. Flight B was won with a 62 by Becky Wynn and Renae Sturm.
“It is a lot of fun to compete, but 100 percent of these proceeds go back to supporting Spoofhound football and we’ve gotten a lot of awesome things, whether it be VICIS helmets or the HUDL program and things that we need to help support our program.”
The Sechrest 18 course contained several special features for the day including the fifth hole where a $20 donation allowed players to force another player to wear one of the Spoofhounds’ new VICIS helmets for their tee shots.
The Spoofhounds now will turn their attention to fall practice and getting ready for their season opener on August 30 against Blair Oaks at William Jewell College in Liberty.