About 125 girls were signed up last school year for the Blaze Buddies program. Registration is currently underway for this year’s program. Blue Blazes Director Christie McCullough said members of the Blue Blazes visited all SSISD campuses last Friday (September 21) promoting the program. They left registration forms behind. Forms were also left at Little Acorn School, Water Oak schools and at a local Christian academy.
Ms. McCullough said the Blaze Buddies get to join the Blue Blazes on the field at a football game, get to be with the Blue Blazes at the Lions Club Lighted Christmas Parade, get to attend a Christmas party with the Blue Blazes and get to dance on stage as part of the annual Blue Blazes Spring Show. The Blaze Buddies also get some pictures and good luck gifts. Ms. McCullough encouraged parents to watch for registration forms that children might bring home.
Registration forms are also available at Fieldhouse Sports. Cost is $50 but Ms. McCullough said there are discounts available for families that have several girls interested in joining the program. Forms may be returned by using campus mail, the post office box on the form or the main desk at the high school. Ms. McCullough said the Blaze Buddies program was started in 2006, her first year at SSHS. The program also serves as a recruiting tool. Ms McCullough said several current Blue Blazes were once Blaze Buddies.