Anything Goes Battle of the Schools

A little (friendly?) competition



The annual bragging rights are up for grabs once again as Anything Goes is scheduled for tomorrow night at 7 o’clock at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center.

The competition, which features all eight Blount County high schools competing in 12 events, serves as one of the two main fundraisers for the Danny B. Hicks Scholarship foundation.

Danny Hicks was the chief juvenile probation officer for Blount County for 33 years and was a four-term mayor of the city of Oneonta. He worked tirelessly for the youth of Blount County and he chaired many boards and committees. The Oneonta municipal complex was named for him prior to his death from pancreatic cancer in May 2009.

This will be the 34th year of the competition, which started in 1983 and was run by the Jaycees for many years.

The competition is comprised of 12 events, including ticket sales, egg toss, baton relay and sack race and there is always a mystery event that teams find out about during the evening.

Through donations and fundraisers, 148 Danny B. Hicks scholarships worth $190,900 have been awarded. The golf tournament fundraiser will be held in August.

Tickets are available at the door for $7 each.

Cleveland is the defending champion.