For additional information contact Kendra Walker at 229-416-8629 or Tina Fain at 229-254-3494.
Donations can be mailed to the Seminole County Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 4724, Donalsonville, Georgia, 39845.
Pictured here, Seminole County Athletic Booster Club officers and representative include, pictured left to right, front row: Micki Williams, Jennifer Reynolds, Kendra Walker, Jennifer Jarvis, Tina Fain, Dalisha Childree and Kayla Conoly; back row: Jim Palmer, Bradley Grantham, Jody Jarvis, Holly Godby and Andrea Lambert
The Seminole County School System proudly announces the creation of the Seminole County Athletic Booster Club. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization has been formed to support all the student athletes within the local middle-high school. Instead of multiple groups trying to support a specific sports team, this group of community leaders has been formed to support all the teams from football to cross country, basketball to cheerleading.
The purpose of the Seminole County Athletic Booster Club is to support, promote and encourage all Seminole County Middle-High School athletes. The club’s general fund financial support will vary from year to year. However, the funds will primarily be used for encouraging school spirit in various ways, capital improvements not covered by the school, recognition banquets and receptions, equipment replacement and maintenance not covered by the school, team travel expenses not covered by the school, senior athlete gifts, athletic signage and banners, and anything else the sports teams need that the organization votes to support.
Seminole County’s student athletes need help from the community, and the newly formed booster club cannot do it without the help of local businesses and individuals. Each tax-deductible pledge will support every sport, not just one.
“We have eight sports to support, and no money with which to support them! And due to Hurricane Michael, several of our sports teams lost ticket sales to home games because of the significant damage our schools endured. That means the athletic budget for this upcoming year will be significantly reduced. Please consider a financial pledge of support. You will not be asked for further annual donations from any sports team, as this pledge helps them all. That’s part of the benefit of having one organization supporting all the student athletes,” commented Booster Club President Kendra Walker.
The club’s goals for the upcoming year in addition to the selling of club sponsorships include the staffing of all sports’ concession stands, the design and sale of T-shirts, holding a Fall and Spring athletic banquet and the staging of community pep rallies. The first pep rally is set for August 15, the night before the Indians season opening scrimmage game against Early County. The pep rally will be held at Seminole Stadium and the gates will open at 6:30 p.m.
The club’s sponsorship levels are as follows:
INDIAN LEVEL ($2,000) receiving a football sign (4’ X 8’), a baseball/softball sign (2’ X 3’), a banner to be displayed at sporting events (tennis, cross country, basketball), name announced at sporting events, four sports passes (Homecoming football game, Miller vs. Seminole baseball game, Miller vs. Seminole softball game, Basketball Senior Night), two reserved parking passes at home football games and a window decal and license plate;
CHIEF LEVEL ($1,500) receiving a football sign (4’ X 4’), a baseball/softball sign (2’ X 3’), a banner to be displayed at sporting events (tennis, cross country, basketball), name announced at sporting events, two sports passes (Homecoming football game, Miller vs. Seminole baseball game, Miller vs. Seminole softball game, Basketball Senior Night), one reserved parking pass at home football games and a window decal and license plate
WARRIOR LEVEL ($1,000) receiving a football sign (4’ x 4 ‘), a baseball/softball sign (2’ x 3’), two sports passes (Homecoming football game, Miller vs. Seminole baseball game, Miller vs. Seminole softball game, Basketball Senior Night) and a window decal and license plate.
BRAVE LEVEL ($500) receiving a football sign (2’ X 2’) or baseball/softball sign (2’ X 3’), two Homecoming football game tickets and a window decal and license plate.
TOMAHAWK LEVEL ($250) receiving a football sign (1’ X 2’) and a window decal and license plate.
Membership in the club shall be open to any person who subscribes to the purpose and function of the Seminole County Athletic Booster Club. Membership in this organization shall be made available without regard to race, color, creed or national origin.
The club’s initial slate of officers includes Kendra Walker, president; Andrea Lambert, vice-president; Bradley Grantham, secretary; Dalisha Childree, treasurer and Jennifer Reynolds, membership chairman. School representatives will include Athletic Director Kevin Godwin, school representative Tina Fain and cheerleading representative Kayla Conley. Board representatives for each sport includes Holly Godby for softball, Micki Williams for cross country, Nate Martin for football, Shandora Hopkins for basketball, Jody Jarvis for baseball, Katina Kirkland for tennis and Jim Palmer for golf.
The executive board members shall be elected (after inception) by ballot in the month of April or May. An individual must be a member prior to taking office. No executive board member shall serve in the same office for more than two consecutive terms. The board will establish regular meeting dates during the first meeting of the year. Time and dates will be announced/posted to the membership at the first meeting of the year. Five days notice shall be given if change of date is needed. Special meetings of the booster club may be called by the president or by a majority of the executive board, at least three days notice having been given.
Disbursement of the club’s funds will require the following. All athletic coaches should submit a list of needs with the costs associated with each prior to the April/May board meeting. The athletic director will discuss this list with each coach prior to submission. Any needs that arise throughout the year need to be submitted through the athletic director or if he/she cannot be reached through the president of the board.
Coaches will be allotted a “petty cash” fund prior to the beginning of their season. The spending of this money will be at the discretion of the head coach. Any “unused money” will be returned to the general fund. All other disbursement of funds will be at the discretion of the board.