Guaranty Bond Bank President, Craig Roberts, and Marketing Director, Lynda Hager, pose with
Wildcat Head Coach and Athletic Director, Greg Owens, following the donation of the framing of
the Forest Gregg #75 Green Bay Packer's Jersey, to be hung in the new Multi-Purpose Building Lobby.
Guaranty Bond Bank Adds "Touch"
To Multi-Purpose Facility
by: Bobby McDonald
Guaranty Bond Bank President Craig Roberts and Marketing Director, Lynda Hager, presented Wildcat Head Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens, with a framed Green Bay Football Jersey, bearing the number 75, of All-Time Great and Hopkins County Native, Forest Gregg, at ceremonies, on Thursday morning. "I'd wanted one of Mr. Gregg's jerseys for the Multi-Purpose Lobby, since the inception of the facility, as he was one of the greatest Wildcats, in the school's history," expressed Greg Owens. "And, when Mr. Gregg was here in February, as the keynote speaker for the 2011 Chamber of Commerce Banquet, several of us 'got things rolling' to get it accomplished!"
"Then, Guaranty Bond Bank Marketing Director, Lynda Hager visited with Gregg and asked him more about the jersey and had him to begin the process of getting the jersey made in Green Bay," continued Owens. "And, Lynda made arrangements to have the jersey signed by Gregg, at his home in Colorado Springs, and delivered to Sulphur Springs."
"And, Craig Roberts generously agreed to have the jersey framed for permanent display in the lobby of the Multi-Purpose Building," added Owens.
"It's just something for our young athletes to "look up" and see, and aspire to do their best!" expressed Owens. "When they look at the many, many obstacle that Gregg told us about overcoming, to become one of the greatest athletes and coaches in NFL Football, our kids can believe that it is possible for them to do their very best and reach their goals in life!"
Owens related that he hopes to display a jersey on the walls of the new Multi-Purpose Facility of every Wildcat Athlete that has played for a national team, and is in the process of getting one to recognize each one of those players.
Owens paused for Thursday morning's ceremony from Football Camp, and is already looking forward to two-a-days, that will begin in August, as this year's football season gets underway!
"We want to thank Guaranty Bond Bank, for this gift, and making this addition to the facility a reality!" expressed Owens.
Forest Gregg, as he returned to Hopkins County, in February, for the 2011 Chamber of
Commerce Banquet, as the keynote speaker.
Forest Gregg, on the right, is one of the most decorated SS Wildcats, in school history!