Help Support Lou Brissie Field

July 22, 2013 RE: “LOU BRISSIE FIELD”

Dear friends and admirers of Lou Brissie:

I am writing to tell you of a current opportunity to honor our good pal Lou Brissie. The Ware Shoals School District has decided to name the ball field at the High School: “LOU BRISSIE FIELD”. I am grateful to Dr. Fay Sprouse, Superintendent of Schools in Ware Shoals for her passionate support and vision for this project; I am sending this letter to you as someone who would probably support this effort.

This is a wonderful happening for the school, the town, and the county. I know that Lou and his wife, Diana, are very pleased and humbled to see this occur. Lou often talks of his very fond memories of growing up in Ware Shoals and playing sports there. He especially talks about the people and called it at the time: “the ideal place to live and grow up.”
It is planned for sometime this fall and everyone will be notified of the celebration. The mayor has indicated that he will proclaim it: “Lou Brissie Day.”

Dr. Sprouse is thinking of a beautiful engraved picture plaque similar to the one of Lou on the entrance wall of the Greenville Drive baseball stadium. Also she wants to have a set of classroom books in one of the classes of Lou’s book: THE CORPORAL WAS A PITCHER… and it required reading. The third item would be a new scoreboard that has on it: “Lou Brissie Field.”

I appreciate the encouragement and support of the following friends in my efforts to see this come to pass. I would like to thanks Milledge Murray friend and encourager, Tom Perry author of the excellent book on The Textile Leagues, Kelly McWhorter at the Greewood SC Visitors Bureau, Mrs. Norma Abercrobmie of Ware Shoals, the Ware Shoals School Board, and Dr. Fay Sprouse. Without these and others none of this would occur and I am grateful.

The contribution check should be made out to: Ware Shoals School Districit #51 and put “Lou Brissie Field” at the bottom.

Mail to:
Dr. Fay Sprouse, Supt.
Ware Shoals School District #51
25 East Main Street
Ware Shoals, SC 29682

Please call me at 706 829 2099 or Dr. Sprouse at 864 554 3051 for any comments or questions. Thank you so much for your support and assistance in this great cause.

I am, sincerely,
Lamar Garrard
1758 White Oak Rd. Lincolnton, GA 30817