Hattiesburg Clinic raises funds to rebuild field house

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Some good-hearted sports fans from the Purvis area gathered at the Lamar County arena Saturday to raise money to rebuild the Purvis High School football field house.

The "Field House Funraiser," hosted by Hattiesburg Clinic had live music, barbecue chicken dinners and other activities for families.

Purvis' field house burned down on Aug. 16. Most equipment and uniforms were lost.

Authorities have ruled it was arson.

Despite the fire, the tornado football team has won three games so far this season and had just one loss.

"The people that have donated their time, the bands that are playing, the Hattiesburg Clinic that is putting this all together for us, it's really amazing what people can do," said Cameron Polk, president of the Purvis Touchdown Club.

"We've just been praying for the community, praying for the school, and hoping we can do something physically to help, as well," said Charles Weatherford, one of the organizers of the event.

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