Coming back home - Friday, Touchdown Club
TODAY: OUR MISS AMERICA IS COMING BACK HOME
The speaker for Friday’s Laurens County Touchdown Club this Friday is Clemson super-fan Ali Rogers FauntLeRoy, of Laurens.
She will speak to the noon Oct. 6 TD Club meeting at The Ridge recreation complex in Laurens. Single meal tickets are $15 - this is a Laurens County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event.
Ali Rogers FauntLeRoy, the daughter of Alex and Adair Rogers, was born and raised in Laurens and is a proud 2010 Laurens District 55 High School alum. As Miss Laurens County, she won the Miss South Carolina title in 2012 and went on to place first runner-up at the Miss America competition.
At an early age, Ali developed a deep love of sports, becoming a 4-year letterman in softball and golf for the Raiders.
She attended Clemson University and worked for Clemson Football during her four years as an undergraduate. Ali then moved to Dallas for an internship with the College Football Playoff in its inaugural year before joining the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix. At the Fiesta Bowl, she served as the Communications Manager for two years, managing public relations, creative and digital media strategy and implementation, media operations and ESPN relations. Ali has worked the past three National Championship games, proudly (and without partiality) watching the Tigers from the sidelines and press box two of those three games.
Ali and her husband, Wills, married in April of 2016 and recently moved to Raleigh after Wills accepted a new job opportunity. She has since joined Implus, a fitness product and sportswear company, as the Associate Manager of Marketing Communications for the Fitness Division.
After revolving her professional life around college football the past seven years, she’s looking forward to enjoying football season (and hopefully another National Championship) as a fan.
PREVIOUS: Speakers are announced for Touchdown Club
An outstanding slate of speakers highlights the 2017 season for the Laurens County Touchdown Club as they kick off the season on Friday, Aug. 25 at The Ridge at Laurens.
The club, whose aim is to “promote a spirit of cooperation and organization through a common interest of football,” recognizes college and high school football players for their on-field achievements and accomplishments.
The kickoff meeting will begin at noon on August 25 and will feature Clinton Red Devils head coach Andrew Webb, Laurens Raiders head coach Chris Liner and Laurens Academy Crusaders head coach Todd Kirk as guest speakers.
“We are excited about the group of speakers that our committee has put together for this season,” said Billy Dunlap, Touchdown Club president. “It is great to be able to recognize our local student-athletes each week and celebrate the game of football in Laurens County.”
At each meeting, players of the week for CHS, LDHS, LA and PC will be recognized for their achievements on the field.
The Touchdown Club will host eight meetings this year with the following schedule:
August 25 – Local high school coaches
September 8 – Clay Hendrix – Head Coach of the Furman Paladins
September 22 – Penn Wagers – Former SEC/ACC football official, Current ACC replay official
October 6 – Ali FauntLeRoy – Former Communications Director for the Fiesta Bowl
October 20 – Tommy Spangler – Head Coach of the Presbyterian College Blue Hose
November 3 – Buddy Pough – Head Coach of the SC State Bulldogs
November 17 – Don Munson – Voice of the Clemson Tigers & Clyde Wrenn – USC Director of High School Relations
December 6 (Annual Banquet) – Danny Morrison – Former President of the Carolina Panthers
Several options are available for those interested in becoming a member or a sponsor:
Gold sponsorship ($350 each)– includes three memberships with meals, three banquet tickets, sponsor recognition on all game day programs and banquet programs and a sponsor mention on banner.
Silver sponsorship ($250 each) – includes two memberships with meals, two banquet tickets, sponsor recognition on all game day programs and banquet programs and a sponsor mention on banner.
Meal-only sponsors ($150 each) – includes one membership with meals, one banquet ticket, sponsor recognition on all game day programs and banquet programs.
Day of meeting - $15 per person
For more information, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716.