Lafayette Commodore Football Club Raises Money for New Field House

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Lafayette County School District has announced their fundraising campaign, Dores Drive for Excellence, to build a new field house for student-athletes.

The new field house will benefit the Lafayette High School and Lafayette Middle School football programs by providing a comparable facility to other schools within the state.

“Our student-athletes work hard every day, so we are excited about the opportunity to give them a state-of-the-art facility,” said Michael Fair, Lafayette High School football coach. “This upgrade will benefit our entire athletic program and give everyone more outlets to achieve what they are working toward.”

Other Lafayette Commodore programs will experience improvements with the addition, including girls and boys soccer having a year-round personal locker room, storage space and a coach’s office currently occupied by the football program. The soccer program will also have a dedicated weight room, which will be shared with the baseball and softball teams.

Other improvements include track team access to locker rooms which are currently used for spring football, and junior high football moving into the current high school football field house.

To garner funds for the new fieldhouse, the Lafayette Commodore Football Club is raising money through sponsorships, valued at gold, silver and red, on the new digital scoreboard at William L. Buford Stadium, the largest scoreboard in Mississippi.

“The support of our community is a huge part of accomplishing this goal for Lafayette High School and Lafayette Middle school,” said Monica Dabney, mother of a Lafayette student. “We want to be able to give our student-athletes the tools to succeed and I think this is a great step in making that happen.”

Lafayette School District has also started a “Buy a Brick” campaign, where individuals can order personally engraved bricks to be installed around the Jumbotron. One hundred percent of the proceeds support the Lafayette Commodore Football program.

For more information on how you can be a part of Dores Drive for Excellence, please contact Monica Dabney at 662-801-7106 or Leah Christman at 662-832-3267 or email

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