DeLand High Century Club up and running

The DeLand High School Bulldog Century Club is back up operating at full speed, with the 2018 football season rushing up upon them. The primary purpose of the DeLand Bulldog Century Club is to raise money to facilitate the Bulldog football program in areas that the school cannot fund.

The football season opens Friday, Aug. 17, when DeLand plays host to University High (of Orange City) at 7 p.m. in Spec Martin Memorial Stadium. The next week, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, the Bulldogs remain home for a game with Mainland.

The other home games are Sept. 14 against Jacksonville Mandarin, Sept. 21 with Pine Ridge for Homecoming, and Nov. 2 with Seabreeze, which is Senior Night and Hall of Fame Night.

The DeLand squad will play six games on the road this season.

Many people believed for a long time that the Century Club meant that you gave $100 to the DHS football program — not true. Membership costs only $25, which does include a pass to games.

There are several levels of membership that benefit the member in different ways. These include the Gold Pass, which costs $200 and includes reserved parking at the stadium and a season pass; an Adult Pass, which is the same as the Gold Pass but without reserved parking; and a Child Pass.

Club members also get a preferred-seating area in the stadium, the chance to attend pre-game socials and, most importantly, the opportunity to support the DeLand High School Bulldog football program.

To find a registration form, go to www.DeLandFootball.com to sign up online, or request a form by mail to the DeLand Century Club, P.O. Box 505, DeLand, FL 32721-0505. If you have any questions, call Jimmy Sieg at 386-804-0881.