At a recent reunion (Spring, 2009), a gentleman who identified himself as a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the volunteer Chaplin for the East High Football team made the following letter available to alumni (identifying information such as phone numbers have been removed). If you wish to donate, you may contact editor@EastHigh.org and your contact information will be relayed to Mr. Roper.

Friends and alumni,
   Thanks so much for your help. These athletes are such fine young men and are in desperate need of our help. I have never seen a school with so little to work with. There are so many needs it is hard to know where to begin. These are most of the things that I am working on. Again, your help is greatly appreciated and please extend my appreciation to Kyle.

In Christ's Name,
Jim Roper
                         
                                 

                          

FCA Summer Football Camp - $6,000.00
Football Banquet - $5,000.00
Donations for the above should be made out to Christ United Methodist Church with a memo to designate the funds for East High Football Camp or East High Football Banquet.

Football Equipment Needed:
5 man sled - $3715.00
2 man sled-$1510.00
tackling sled-$1295.00
2 pop up dummies - $495 each=$990.00
11 shield hand dummies - $99 each=$l 089.00
5 man speed chute - $1595.00
6 harnesses and ropes- $165.00 each= $990.00
free weights - $6,000.00
weight machine - $5500.00
 game uniforms - $7,000.00
practice uniforms-$5,000.00
shoulder pads - $4,000.00
helmets - $4,000.00
footballs-$1500.00
used school bus-6,000.00-$ 10,000.00

All  donations for equipment should be made out to Memphis East Athletic Association. The tax ID number is 26-0529330.