The Italy Athletic Booster club is an organization that provides services for high school and junior high school athletes. They do many fundraisers to help the athletes with whatever they may need. Their primary focus is on raising funds for athletic scholarships. “We were able to give out eight $1,000 scholarships last year,” stated Becky Milligan, booster club president. “We usually are able to give out one or two $300 to $500 scholarships. We did a lot of work on it last year. We formed a scholarship committee to work on different fundraisers.”
Every year in the spring they do a fundraiser at the Ennis Motorplex for the Lucas Oil race. Last year they raised $4,000. Another fundraiser they did last year was selling advertising signs to hang on the fences. They sold 14 signs and raised $2,200. They also receive donations. Last year Citizens National Bank donated $500 and this was used to purchase the beautiful new scoreboard.
They are selling adds to be put in football programs for businesses, family members or parents. The pricing goes like this:
1/8th of a page – $25
1/4th of a page – $50
1/2 of a page – $75
1 full page – $125
You can be a member of the Athletic Booster Club by paying dues once a year. For individual memberships it is $5 and for family memberships the cost is $10. When you become a member your name will appear on the booster club page of the football program. By being a member the students will know that you are behind them and support them.
The Italy Athletic Booster Club officers are:
Becky Milligan – President
Karen Mathiowetz – Secretary
Kathy Haight – Treasurer
Position open – Vice President
If you would like to purchase an add or become a member of the booster club call Karen Mathiowetz at 972-483-7434 and she will be more than glad to help you.
Becky Milligan said, “I would like to encourage everyone to join the booster club. This is a way of showing our students that we are supporting them and that we are behind them. I would also like to thank those that have been supporting us, we greatly appreciate them.”
So, join the Italy Athletic Booster Club, support the students, come to the games and have a great time.
Note: Editor’s note [02 September 2008 10:00] Pricing error. Thank you for the correction.