Booster Club ready for new year
September 11, 2015
The Park City High School Booster Club continues to reinvent itself with ambitious plans for the 2015-16 school year. Just as the Park City School District and Park City Education Foundations have pushed Park City High into becoming a premier scholastic institution in Utah, the Booster Club is striving to elevate Park City High athletics and activities into one of Utah’s elite programs. Boosters are asking for community, student and parent help to accomplish this goal.
The Booster Club’s mission is to help put all PCHS students participating in sports and activities on a level playing field when competing against their peers from other schools by supporting their programs financially. Most kids at PCHS are involved in multiple sports or activities and the Booster Club wants to reduce the burden on the kids and their families to fundraise separately for each sport or activity. The Booster Club equally supports all UHSAA athletics and activities, including traditional sports like football, basketball, tennis, soccer, golf, track and field, volleyball, cross country, swimming and wrestling, as well as band, cheer, choir, debate, drama and orchestra, with hopes that lacrosse will become sanctioned in 2017.
"The most successful athletic/activity schools in the state use community involvement and fundraising to build their athletic and activity programs," said Jamie Sheetz, Park City High athletic director. "We aim to be the best in the state in those categories, and the Booster Club is making changes to do just that."
With an all-volunteer workforce and recent restructuring into a Park City High School department, 100 percent of sponsorships go towards benefiting the students. Currently, boosters fundraise with sports pass memberships, concession sales and corporate advertising sponsorships. Fundraising is key to boosters’ support of all current and future sports and activities at Park City High. Boosters are planning an Epic Fund Night to highlight student athletes and activity achievements in the coming spring. Make sure to look for more information coming soon for this fundraising event.
If things continue to progress as planned, students can start to focus on being student-athletes and performers rather than door-to-door salesmen.
The Booster Club also provides grants to sports and activities, and awards five scholarships to graduating seniors every year.
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The Booster Club invites all coaches and parents with children participating in Park City High athletics and activities to join. Meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at PCHS with the following dates for the 2015-16 school year:
April 6 (subject to change)
For more information about community, parent and student involvement, or fundraising opportunities with the Booster Club, contact Kayla Pelegrin or Cal Coleman at email@example.com.