Boys golf to sport Trimble Strong Foundation on bags
Jenks boys golf will be honoring late coach Allan Trimble on the green this season.
The Trojans will be sporting bags that feature the Trimble Strong Foundation logo. Businesses or people can pledge a dollar amount for each birdie the player assigned to the bag collects throughout the year. Half of the proceeds will go to the Trimble Strong Foundation, the other half will go to the golf team.
Coach Jordan Perceful first got the idea from Owasso while he was coaching at Union four years ago. The Rams put local charity Folds of Honor on their bags and auctioned them off at the end of the season.
He put together a similar system while he was coaching News On 6 anchor Leanne Taylor’s son at Union. Both Taylor and Perceful’s mother fought breast cancer and he wanted to raise awareness for that.
Now that he’s at Jenks, it was easy to see which organization he felt was important to recognize.
“For one, it’s to get out there about ALS the disease that we don’t really have a cure for,” Perceful said. “Another (reason) is to honor his legacy, not only as a coach but as the man he was and the father he was. I think even for our kids that didn’t get to know him, just from his passing, they got to see an idea of what size of impact he had on Jenks beyond just the football field.”
Perceful approached Courtney Trimble last fall with the idea and immediately jumped on board.
“She said it sounded like a great idea,” Perceful said. “They’re excited about it just as another way to keep his memory and legacy going.”
Another driving inspiration for this comes from Perceful’s college coach at Northeastern.
“He would always tell us before every round, no matter what you shoot, your parents still love you, your friends still love you and I still love you. He would use things to keep perspective out there that, things could be a lot worse. We’re getting to play the game we love. We’re not in the hospital fighting a disease or overseas fighting a war. We’re getting to do something we enjoy,” Perceful said.
The golf season begins shortly after spring break.