How One Organization Strives to “Boost” Your Satisfaction
Each year, a group of dedicated volunteers works quietly and diligently to help ensure our student-athletes have the resources and support they need.
Maranatha High School’s Athletic Booster Club is a vibrant community of parents, parents of alums, grandparents, and friends who support each of our teams and coaches by volunteering their time and by raising funds for projects and equipment. But along the way, they themselves benefit from being involved in the life of our school and find their own lives enriched as they enhance our athletic program, build new friendships, and experience more richly the blessing of being an active part of our unique Maranatha community.
The school’s athletic program plays a significant role in our students’ high school experience. Maranatha has 33 teams in 20 sports, and approximately 65% of our students participate in athletics. The Athletic Booster Club encourages families to get more engaged in the high school experience by providing opportunities to volunteer at games, support their fundraising efforts by becoming a Booster Club member, or even take a leadership role by serving on the Booster Board.
The number of volunteers necessary to support our teams is significant. Did you know that 25-30 volunteers are needed for each home football game? For many of our sports, a team of volunteers are utilized for ticket sales, concessions, logos shop, and other roles.
With the support of our families, the contributions the Booster Club has been able to make to the athletic program are impressive. Over the past 10 years, the Booster Club has paid for or helped underwrite projects such as: The new sound system and speakers on the athletic field; fencing and windscreens for football and softball; new scoreboards and scoring table in the gymnasium, as well as a new sound system, digital monitors and control systems, and renovations, automation, and safety enhancements for the bleachers; the full remodeling of the weight room, video equipment for live streaming and filming of games, and more.
If you would like to discuss how you might get involved with the Athletic Booster Club, email Athletic Director Sammy Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Booster Club President Tom Skidmore at email@example.com. To purchase a Booster Club membership, CLICK HERE.
Thank you for supporting our student athletes and coaches, and for playing a vital role in the life of our school. GO MINUTEMEN!