Avon Athletic Booster Membership Drive
In today’s economy, school systems are more dependent on booster clubs to help fund athletic programs. While coaches’ salaries are paid by the Board of Education, the remainder of Avon’s athletic budget is funded solely from gate receipts at athletic events. Through your support and involvement, the Avon Athletic Boosters have been able to fund and support various projects and programs vital to our interscholastic athletes and teams at both the middle AND high school. No less important, however, the Boosters have also been able to support activities enhancing athletics and athletes throughout our Avon scholastic community.
Membership represents a large portion of the Booster Club’s revenue. With your support, we can continue to furnish the Athletic Department with funds, equipment and tools our student athletes need to succeed. In addition, head coaches are able to approach the Booster Club with financial requests for their individual programs. Plus, during each of the three sport seasons, $500 will be awarded to the top two athletic teams with the highest percentage of families enrolled in the Avon Athletic Boosters.
The Avon Athletic Booster Club membership drive is open for the 2016-17 school year. All members will be recognized on an insert in the Fall and Winter sports programs and will receive our monthly electronic newsletter, packed with athletic and booster information. As another benefit of membership, each year the Boosters offer scholarship opportunities for up to ten senior athletes of Athletic Booster family members. And remember, each Athletic Booster Club membership receives two purple and gold “A” window decals and all memberships of $60 or more receive our annual commemorative pin! Your membership is tax deductible as the Avon Athletic Boosters Club is a qualified non-profit organization.
If you have questions, please contact Mike Kane (440) 653-5968 or Steve Sopko (440) 668-5735.
“Where Does My Money Go?”
The Athletic Boosters award $500 scholarships to 10 select seniors every year
Along with donations, we organized and helped fund the brick project at the north entrance of the stadium
In conjunction with the school board, the Athletic Boosters paid for the Eagle at midfield of the athletic field
The Athletic Boosters fund and run the Eagle Shop (along with parent volunteers)
Purchased weights and equipment for the weight room at the high school
Assisted with the purchase of conference championship t-shirts for athletes
Purchased basketball rebounding machine for high school teams
Purchased new concession stand equipment for high school
Annual awards to teams at high school and middle school for highest percentage of booster members
Built pavilion at the stadium
Cover the cost of the speed-strength program conducted by professional trainers
Assisted the athletic department with the purchase of rally towels
Helped fund the purchase of the wind screens at the baseball and softball fields
Donated raffle prizes to various organizations to use with their fundraising efforts
Examining ways we can assist the new middle school with equipment
Helping fund new score boards for the softball and baseball fields
Helping fund purchase of new electronic timing devices for track@avoneagles