(MENA) The Bearcat Foundation held their annual Bearcat Bash at the Polk County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building on Thursday evening.
Organizers were very pleased with the turnout for the fundraiser, with a large raffle that saw a lot of happy faces throughout the evening of festivities.
Athletic Administrator Shane Torix introduced the coaching staff, which included numerous new coaches within the Bearcat Athletic Department.
New Co – Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Craig Bentley spoke to the large gathering and emphasized that this year’s football team could possibly be a very special team of student – athletes.
Other coaches also briefly spoke to the faithful and are very optimistic with their outlooks for their respective seasons.
The Bearcat football team will kick off the 2019 school year with a scrimmage game between the Mena Red and Bearcat Black teams on Friday, August 16th, with the first game of the new season against DeQueen on August 29th.
Pictured above: Shane Torix, Athletic Adminstrator, fires up the crowd as he speaks about the upcoming athletic season.