On Friday night Raymond James Stadium will play host to the Stump Martin Memorial Senior Gridiron Showcase.
The football showcase will display the talents of recent graduates from Northwest Georgia and the greater Chattanooga area. Player introductions are scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with kickoff at 7:30.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for high school students who show a valid school ID. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Parking at the event is $3, and concessions stands will be open with proceeds going to the Martin family.
Martin, a former sportswriter for the Chattanooga News-Free Press and Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of East Ridge, passed away on May 10 after an extended illness.
He hosted a popular sports television show and for more than a decade orchestrated the Stump on Sports Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Football Classic.
Pioneer football coach Tim James is serving as the director of this year’s event.
“I knew Stump for 30 years and he did more for high school sports in this area then just about anyone,” James said. “As an athletic community, we owe a debt to him and this is just a small way to pay him back for what he did for high school sports in this area and help keep his memory alive.”