(COVINGTON, La.) — On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, the Briggs Assembly Center on the campus of St. Paul’s School will open its doors to a group of over 250 teachers, parents, and alumni. On that night, the BAC will change from being a place where Mass and assemblies are held for the students to the Wolf Tavern, a dance hall for people connected to St. Paul’s who come together to raise money for the football program through the Touchdown Club.
“(Wolf Tavern) builds relationships between parents, coaches, and past parents. They are all coming together for a similar cause,” said Head Football Coach Ken Sears.
As the head of the Touchdown Club, Sears, along with even coordinator Debbie Bodenheimer, has been hosting the event for almost ten years. Turnout stays around 250 people per year while raising thousands of dollars for the football team.
The tavern had humble beginnings with Bodenheimer after she and a few of her friends thought of the idea. According to Bodenheimer, it all started with Touchdown Club friends wanting to get together for an evening of camaraderie.
“We thought to make it into a night of fun for all alumni, parents, and teachers. It’s just a lot of fun,” Bodenheimer said.
This year, there will be an added element to the night of fundraising. In addition to dancing with a D.J. and various adult beverages, there will be a broadcast of the LSU game against Mississippi State played on the state-of-the-art projector in the Assembly Center.
“We always sit down and look at a calendar for the best date,” Bodenheimer said. “It’s always around this time of year, but this time the date just worked out perfectly for us.”
This year, the Touchdown Club hopes for a greater turnout than ever before. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with tailgating before the LSU game’s kickoff at 8:15 p.m. The price of admission is $25 per person. For questions or to reserve a group table, contact Debbie Bodenheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (985) 502-1315.