Special to the Democrat
For the first time in 2014, all Greenwood High School varsity football games, both at home and on the road, will be offered via live streaming on the Internet from the beginning of the season. In recent years only home games were available for live streaming, with road games being added for the first time last October. Now all varsity games will be broadcast on-line and may be viewed by accessing the live streaming feature on the Greenwood Dog Pound website.
However, anyone wishing to watch the Bulldogs online this season should request a FREE annual pass in advance by going to www.greenwooddogpound.com and following the instructions provided in the homepage article on live streaming. A link will take readers to a simple form allowing them to apply for their free annual pass. A return pass code will be supplied by email after August 1st, but the number of annual passes is limited, so live streaming subscribers need to get their requests in soon.
According to Richard White, manager of the Dog Pound website, without a free pass code, fans will have to pay $9.95 per event to view Greenwood games on-line, or $119.95 annually. “The cost of this service has gone up significantly,” said White. “Our provider in Atlanta, Georgia now has a pay-per-view arrangement with their clients, but we have purchased one of their plans and a limited quantity of annual passes, allowing us to continue offering this valuable service to Greenwood fans free of charge.”
The Bulldog Foundation and the Dog Pound have joined forces to make live streaming available to all interested fans during the 2014 season, and the best way to view Greenwood games is by going to the Dog Pound website. In addition to all varsity games, home and away, interested fans and family members may also view all home football games for grades 7-8-9 and junior varsity this season.
“We are excited about the upcoming football season,” said White. “In pre-season polls the Bulldogs are again ranked number one in Class 6A, but they play a tough non-conference schedule and will have some new league opponents as well. It should be a lot of fun, and we are proud to be able to bring the action to fans that may be unable to attend the games, especially on the road.”
“Our first game to stream live will be the ninth-grade season opener against Alma on Thursday, September 4th,” said White. “The first varsity game will be the following day at Springdale.” He also encouraged fans to help spread the word about live streaming this pre-season by sharing the information with interested friends and family members. However, pass codes are restricted to one per person, and the Bulldog Foundation reserves the right to review and reject any such request for any reason.
So fans wanting to watch Greenwood football games online during the 2014 season should request a free pass code by going to the Dog Pound website and follow the instructions provided. For those fans that prefer traditional mail, they may request a pass code from the following address: Greenwood Dog Pound, P.O. Box 171, Greenwood, AR, 72936. Simply provide the name, a return address and an email address, and your interest in or connection to the GHS football program.