The Booster Club donates to the high school and middle school sports programs in several significant ways. First, the club donates toward the actual cost of many of the school sports programs, providing additional funding where the district may fall short. This results in the SABC providing about 20% of the total athletic funding.
Next, in the 2015-16 school year, the Ian Foster Scholarship Fund supplied 84 scholarships to middle and high school students for participation fees to be in a sport. These are students who could not have participated without this assistance.This fund is a very important tool for coaches and a project near and dear to our heart.
SABC also assists in many school sports projects like the purchase of a new Track and Field/Football scoreboard, most of the middle school and high school uniform updates, wrestling mats, a water bottle filler for the gym, rooter buses for games, funds for students who can’t afford baseball gloves or other important equipment, and many other needs a s they arise. We are here to help and to partner with our coaches to foster successful athletics programs and successful individuals.
Finally, SABC awards two graduating senior athletes each a $1000 scholarship to further their education.
Funds are raised at our annual Dinner and Auction where we host approximately 300 guests. This year’s “Booster Barn Bash” Dinner & Auction is scheduled for August 20th. We have consistently raised between $25,000 to $30,000 each of the last 12 years.
In our small community, athletics provide positive opportunities for a large number of students as well as an important opportunity for the community to gather together. We are so proud to be a part of this important aspect of Florence and thank our generous community for it’s support.
Booster Barn Bash tickets are on sale now at The Shippin’ Shack, Wind Drift Gallery and Coastal Fitness & Aquatics. Tickets are $40.