Michael Farley, a candidate for Anderson County chancellor, made a $500 donation to the Oak Ridge High School boys’ basketball team in March to help them travel to the state tournament.
“The donation was extremely helpful in covering our cost, and myself and the team are very appreciative,” Coach Aaron Green said in a press release.
In the press release, Farley said he has always been a big donor to athletics in Anderson County, supporting individual athletes and teams at the optimist, middle, and high school levels for more than 20 years.
“I was contacted about their need for help with expenses and was glad to be able to help a great team of guys who have worked so hard this season,” Farley said.
It was the first trip to the state championship game for the boys’ basketball team in 51 years. The Wildcats lost 60-58 to the Blackman Blaze 60-58 in the championship game in Murfreesboro, but they were named 2014 State Runner-Up.