By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
Balko student Tanr Hayley has been invited to travel to Australia by Down Under Sports to participate in a high school all-star football game, July 6-14. This sporting event taking place on the Gold Coast is in its 25th season has had participants such as former NFL players Ahman Green, Jake Plummer, and Rob Morris.
Hayley, who was a team captain and played linebacker, fullback, and offensive guard and was named to the all-district team for the Bison, received the invitation to represent the area and the state of Oklahoma in December of 2012. He will make the trip shortly after competing in the Oklahoma 8-man All-Star game in Miami, Okla., June 22.
Hayley is selling T-shirts for $20 to help raise money for the trip, taking personal or business sponsorships of any amount, and looking to add another fundraiser as well. All funds have to be received by June 3.
“Those willing to help would be greatly appreciated,” Hayley’s mother Cymba Freeman said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him.”
For those wishing to sponsor Hayley, buy a T-shirt, or help in anyway, call 580-525-1004.