MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Boy's Basketball team will be styling this year thanks to two Mammoth Spring alumni who own businesses in the city.
Larry Burns, owner of Palace Drugs, and Mike Case owner of Case Wood Floors, have donated the funds to purchase new polo shirts for the team. Boy's Bear Coach Jeremy Cude said the shirts have been ordered and when they arrive the team logo will be embroidered on the shirts.
The shirts will be blue with white lettering.
"They may not be here for the first game but we expect them in the near future." he said.
Cude said he requires all his players to dress in shirts with collars and dress pants and dress shoes for a game. "It was the team members that decided if they all had the same shirts they would look more like a team," he said.
"I agree with Coach Cude. The team will look better and feel better about themselves with the new shirts," Burns said. He is a former Bear basketball player and graduated from the school in 1989.
Burns said 12 to 15 shirts have been ordered. "My family and my business is glad to be able to support our school and our team," Burns said.
Case shared the same sentiment as Burns. "We are glad to be able to support the boys at our school. We hope this promotes more team work. If they look more like a team maybe they will act more like a team," Case said.
Case said he has been blessed with a good business and feels like he needs to spread that around a little bit. He is a 1987 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School.
"The team, myself and the school very much appreciates Palace Drug and Case Wood Floors for doing this for us. Both guys are great supporters of our booster club. We appreciate all the work they have done and look forward to working with them in the future," Cude said.