McLeroy makes donation from shirt sales to Ruston Football

Ruston artist and LPJ Photographer Reggie McLeroy offers generous donation to RHS football

By Kyle Roberts

Locally renowned artist and Lincoln Parish Journal photographer Reggie McLeroy made a generous donation to Ruston High School football and the athletic department Wednesday in show of support and solidarity with the Bearcats as they made their march to the dome last week.

“We are all trying to build the football program back up the way it used to be,” McLeroy said. “They spent quite a bit of money to get down to New Orleans for the state championship game, and I think that all of us that made shirts in support should give a little something back to that team. Because if it hadn’t been for those student athletes, we wouldn’t have created any shirts. I’m a proud Ruston alum, because I was an athlete for this school. I’ve always loved Ruston football and Ruston athletics, period.”

After the Bearcats defeated Zachary in the semifinals, McLeroy drew up the design utilizing his signature art style and collaborated with Tommy’s Tees to sell the shirts with the intention of offering a donation back to the school.

A Ruston graduate of 1980, McLeroy has designed multiple shirts, posters and other art media, including a 1990 National Championship poster for the Bearcats and an iconic painting of longtime Lady Techster head coach Leon Barmore.

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