Touchdown Club talking football


An outstanding slate of speakers highlights the 2016 season for the Laurens County Touchdown Club as they kick off the season on Friday, Aug. 26 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 and will feature Presbyterian College Blue Hose head coach Harold Nichols, Clinton Red Devils head coach Andrew Webb, Laurens Raiders head coach Chris Liner and Laurens Academy Crusaders head coach Todd Kirk as guest speakers.

All meetings this season will be held at The Ridge at Laurens. 

“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. To be able to do all of this in such a great venue as The Ridge at Laurens makes it even better.”

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. Speakers include: Don Munson - voice of the Clemson Tigers, Todd Ellis – voice of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Harold Nichols - head coach at Presbyterian College, Mike Ayers - head coach at Wofford College, Bobby Johnson – member of the College Football Playoff Committee, Travelle Wharton – former USC Gamecock and Carolina Panther, and (Oct. 21) David Wyatt, NFL agent and chairman of the SC Football Hall of Fame.


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 or by email


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