Keeping tradition alive


Matt Tillson

Josh Long hits a ball down the fairway during Saturday’s Bray-Doyle After Prom golf scramble at Twin Oaks golf course.

BD Donkey Feed Staff

When people in the area hear about Bray-Doyle some may think of the Donkeys, the school mascot. However, when people of the Bray community think of the small school several things may come to mind from the Christmas program’s Susie Snowflake, to the Miss Bray-Doyle pageant. The main thing the small community talks about is the school is full of tradition. The Bray-Doyle After Prom committee continued with one of the favorites on Saturday, March 16, with their annual golf scramble at Twin Oaks golf course.

“The golf scramble started four years ago,” Bray-Doyle parent Vera Budlong said. “It has been successful in raising a good amount of money for the after-prom events and is a great tradition for our school.”

The scramble is a two-man golf scramble with prizes to be won and cost $100 for each team. Students also went to local businesses for hole sponsorships. With the price for a hole sponsorship also at $100, the students raised around $3600 for this year’s After Prom. Bray-Doyle parent Sara Long said the amount raised has continued to grow since the beginning of the scramble.

“It has grown each year,” Long said. “Not only has it grown from participants, but also in hole sponsorships.”

Kym Vance echoed her fellow parent’s sentiments saying that not only is it great for the scramble to grow each year, but for people around the area to show support for the Bray-Doyle students.

“Not only is this one of our biggest fundraisers, but it’s a great way for people outside of the Bray community to be involved and show their support for our kids,” Vance said.

Bray-Doyle alumnus Joshua Long said it was important for him to be a part of the scramble and give back to the school.

“As a Bray alum, it’s important to help the school and the kids as much as I can,” Joshua said. “So that maybe one day these kids will do the same when they get the chance.”

Vance said the most important part of the scramble was giving the students a safe alternative after prom.

“Prom and graduation nights are two huge ‘party’ nights for high school students,” Vance said. “Being able to provide students with a safe and fun alternative instead of going to a party is very important. The prizes the kids win and the fun they have are wonderful, but what it all boils down to is keeping the kids safe and this allows that.”