Nik Lewis, who is Number 2 on the All-Time Yards and Receptions List in Calgary Team history, will coordinate with Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Christine Cabanillas on a fundraiser to benefit the BBBS Club in Jack County.
The event will be May 3, 4, starting with a golf tournament at Runaway Bay at 1 p.m. Friday and a private party, cheer camp, football camp, basketball game, wrap up party and raffle Saturday.
Lewis is the son of Faye Lewis of Jacksboro and Lee Ray of Aledo, and the grandson of Marion Lewis of Jacksboro. He graduated from Jacksboro High School in 2000. He plays on the Stampeders pro football team in Canada.
Lewis will be joined by other athletes and Stampeders team members including Joe West, Quincy Butler, Aveion Cason, Kenny Pettway, Ken-Yon Rambo, Cory Rodgers, Romby Bryant, and Johnny Forzani.
For the golf tournament, players can register their teams at $240 per team, or you can get one of the pro ball players on your team for $300. There are only 18 teams allowed in the tournament, which will begin in a shotgun style so that the tournament will run quickly on a timely basis. After the tournament, the Golf Club will have a party with drinks and snacks and the silent auction, with items still being accepted at BBBS on Main Street in Jacksboro. Holes can be sponsored at $250 or above. Certain tournament winners and sponsors will receive a photo autographed by all pro ball players.
Saturday, the pro players will meet with the BBBS Littles at 9 a.m. and take pictures. The cheerleaders from the Hawks will give a private cheer camp to the Little Sisters of BBBS at the Bistro courtyard. At the same time, the pro players will conduct football camps at Jacksboro High School. The first one from 10 a.m. - noon is for 5th - 8th graders, and the second is from noon - 2 p.m. for 9th-12th graders. The entry fee will be on a donation basis and there is a maximum of 160 students allowed per camp.
After the camps and lunch, a basketball game is scheduled at 2:30 p.m., which will include the high school girls and boys basketball teams and the pro players at the Jacksboro High School gymnasium.
A party is planned at the Main Street Bistro courtyard after the basketball game with hotdogs and snacks for those participating in the event, along with the sponsors. The event is open to the public, with donations accepted.
Lewis is selling raffle tickets for a trip to Canada for 4, which includes air/hotel accommodations (3 nights/4 days), dinner with Lewis before the game, and admission to the game in Canada. You do not have to be present to win and the tickets are $50. Call BBBS at (940) 567-2112 to register for the camps and to find out more information.