The officials at the local high school football games on Friday donated their pay to charity.
Those working the Newberry game once again gave their pay to Hospice of Laurens County in memory of Sam Owens, who was an official.
Also at the Newberry game, Sam Owen’s brother Truman Owens was honored for his retirement from being an official as he ruled over one of his last games at Newberry High.
The Clinton resident was also recently inducted in the National High School Hall of Fame.
At Whitmire the officials donated their money to the Chris McKee Scholarship Fund. McKee played for Whitmire and died several years ago in an automobile wreck.
McKee was also inducted into the Whitmire Hall of Fame on Friday evening.
It has become a tradition over the past several years for the officials at the first home games of the season for each of the schools to donate their pay to charity.
Also many of the officials at the games are local men, who knew the two men being honored.