GREENFIELD - This past Saturday, the Greenfield Bruins Head Football Coach Ryan Bravo and some of his helpers held the second annual Swiss sausage barbecue, featuring Roy's Swiss Sausage Factory sausages from Greenfield.
The barbecue was held to raise money to help with the high cost of state of the art football equipment, including helmets, pads, jerseys and pants.
Bravo, a former right guard at Cal Poly and Missouri St. said, "It's a great way to meet the community and raise money for the team at the same time."
Bravo was very busy, along with Matt Silveria, who is the announcer for Bruin home games, and Gary Barnett, who manned the large barbecue that was loaded with pork and beef Swiss sausage.
Silveria added, "We hope to raise at least $1,500 today, and maybe more!" The lines started forming at 11 a.m. sharp as the wonderful smells from the sausage filled the air in the area of El Camino and Walnut streets in Greenfield. For the ticket price, guests received a large sausage on a roll, bag of chips and a soda.
Bravo said that he expected some team members to show up to support their team by donating some time and serving the customers.
Andres Velasquez, a junior wide receiver on the varsity team said, "We really appreciate the coach and all of the helpers raising money out here, so we can have nice helmets and good protective equipment to play in."
The Bruins will field a very young team this year and that seems to be status quo for the rest of the league this upcoming season, as well making it a pretty level playing field in 2012.
For the complete article see the 06-06-2012 issue.