Jack Daniel’s donates $41,000 to MCHS Athletics

The Jack Daniel Distillery’s Marsha Manley Hale presents a check for $41,000 to Moore County High School Athletic Director Josh Deal as various middle school and high school coaches and athletic department representatives look on. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Uniforms, game balls, travel gear, … it takes a lot to run high school and middle school athletics programs. On Wednesday, the Jack Daniel Distillery made a $41,000 donation to the Moore County High School’s Athletic Department. The monies will support the football, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and cheerleading programs for both the middle school and the high school as well as the Moore County Sports Network’s student broadcasting team. It also helps support club sports at MCHS like the golf team, cross country, and both middle school and high school tennis teams.

Each fall, the distillery solicits a wish list from the school and coaches and sponsors add to it. Last year the distillery donated a little over $36,000 to the MCHS Athletics including $36,000 for athletics and $5,000 for the broadcasting team. This year, they increased that donation to help the Raider Baseball team pay for an irrigation system at Jim Burton Field. •

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}