There are a lot of great reasons to attend Friday’s Local Sports Journal/Sport Clips High School Football Kickoff Party at Oakridge Golf Club, 513 W. Pontaluna, from 4-7 p.m.

First of all, admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

You can get your free copy of LSJ’s 36-page, full-color high school football preview section, which includes a full page of information for 19 area varsity football teams. How are things shaping up for the Big Reds, Sailors, Crusaders and Rockets this year (as well as all the other area teams)? Come down and grab your LSJ preview section and read all about it!

There will be a High School Spirit Contest, and you can help your school win just by showing up! The area varsity team with the most supporters at the party (players in jerseys, fans in school colors) will win a pizza party at Glenside Pub for players, coaches and parents, courtesy of Wireless Revolution.

There will be a Hole-in-One Putting Contest on the golf course practice green. Contestants will get five tries for $5, and anyone sinking a putt will win two free tickets to the varsity football game of their choice. All hole-in-one winners will the eligible for a drawing to win two front-row season tickets for the West Michigan Ironmen professional indoor football team in 2018.

There will be lots of raffle drawings, with the following great prizes:

Two tickets to the first University of Michigan home football game, courtesy of Wireless Revolution.

A Grand Valley State University Football Excursion Package (two tickets, limo ride, dinner), courtesy of Preferred Chrysler.

A La-Z-Boy recliner, courtesy of Langlois Furniture, Mattress and Appliance Store.

Ten West Michigan Whitecaps tickets.

Two more front-row season tickets for the West Michigan Ironmen.

Lots of dinners and lunches at area restaurants, movie tickets, car washes, oil changes and more!

The football broadcast crew from WLCS 98.3 FM will be on hand to do a prep football preview show. There will be an inexpensive and delicious dinner menu, featuring famous toasted ravioli and award-winning mac and cheese from Bella Maria’s Ristorante.

So come on down, support your favorite high school football team, and help us kick off the new season in style!