Pascagoula Set to Honor Sarah Thomas
The City of Pascagoula is all set to honor a native that blazed a trail for women like her.
This past NFL season, Sarah Thomas became the first full-time female referee in the history of the NFL. To honor her accomplishments, the City of Pascagoula will be naming the gym in the city’s recreation center after her. That gym used to be the old high school gym, where Thomas lettered in basketball. This will be Thomas’ first public appearance on the Coast since she was the grand marshal of Pascagoula High’s homecoming parade this past fall.
The city believes it is a no-brainer to honor a woman they are proud to call a native. Pascagoula Public Relations Specialist Anne Pitre said, “It’s just really exciting to have someone of her importance claim Pascagoula as her hometown. Whenever people leave the area and go off and accomplish great things on a national scale and mention a town on the Coast, it brings honor to the entire region. We’re really proud of her and we’re looking forward to having her here on Thursday.”
Everyone is invited to come out and meet Thomas. The gym dedication ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the rec center.