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Support the Bobcat Booster Club

November 28, 2012
Rick Bellile, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

If you don't know or have not heard of the Marshalltown Bobcat Booster Club and what it does for the Marshalltown High School athletic department, the following is information we the board would like you all to know.

The Bobcat Booster Club is a part of the team that keeps Marshalltown High School athletics competitive and up to date as much as possible. The current booster club board consists of 12-15 members who volunteer their time to help coordinate fund-raising opportunities to support all high school athletes.

Last year the booster club spent nearly $15,000 to renovate the concession stand down at the outdoor sports venues. This was needed to bring the facility up to date and up to food concession code for the state of Iowa. Had this not gotten done and an inspection had been made, the high school would have been at the worst fined and at the least shut down until proof of improvements were made.

This was just one thing that the booster club provided. Other funds go towards uniforms, equipment, occasionally to supplement travel of teams to post-season competitions, and continuing the laundry service at the high school. This laundry service is a tremendous asset to the school, prolonging the life of team uniforms, and saving the district's parents all the time, energy, and cost of laundering uniforms.

Depending upon the year the booster club will donate somewhere between $30,000 to $40,000 back to the athletic department to assist them with the expense and upkeep of teams and facilities. However, this doesn't happen without your help. School budgets and economic times are tough, but we need your support of the booster club to help our athletic department and your student-athlete.

So, what can you do?

First of all join the Booster Club membership amounts vary, from $15 to $100 or more.

Second volunteer to work in the concession stand this money supplements the athletic program as well and help is always needed. If everyone volunteered for 1 or 2 shifts which equal 2-4 hours of your time, you would be helping out so much.

Third If you would like to join the board and be an active member, we always are looking for good people to help the cause. Our mailing address is: Bobcat Booster Club, P.O. Box 441

Marshalltown, Iowa 50158. Thank you all for your continued support.



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