The Albany State University Golden Rams football team and cheerleaders received a nice surprise Thursday afternoon. Cookies in the shape of football jerseys in blue and gold, and personalized with the players’ jersey numbers and coaches’ names arrived at the ASU Athletics Office.
The donor, who was identified only as Barbie H., sent the cookies from www.myfastbasket.com to congratulate the team on winning the Homecoming game. Barbie attended Albany State in the mid 1980s and said she is a friend of Coach Anthony Kelly.
“ASU rocks! I’m proud of the Golden Rams and Anthony. This was my way of congratulating the team on winning,” Barbie said in a telephone interview. “I want the Golden Rams to know that they have a big fan in Wasilla, Alaska.”
Receiving the cookies was a great way to send the team off play Lane College, said ASU Athletics Director Dr. Joshua W. Murfree.
“The cookies were an indication that there are still wonderful people in the world,” Murfree said. “We appreciate Barbie for helping us send off our players as they prepare to play Lane on Saturday. It’s good to know we have fans around the world.”
The Golden Rams will play Lane on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Rockroth Stadium in Jackson, Tenn. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (CST). Fans may log onto www.twitter.com/GoldenRamSID to follow the game.
By Edythe Bradley