The reality of today is that high school teams must provide funds to cover costs. BHS girls and boys swim/dive teams fundraise together through the joint Booster Club. The girls and boys share many of the same costs, such as a third coach’s stipend, upkeep of equipment (e.g. starting blocks, maintain record board, etc.), Booster Club expenses (P.O. Box, Team Unify) and funding/reimbursement for various team activities (e.g. pasta dinners, locker room decorations, end of season t-shirts, senior night expenses, end of season banquet expenses, and much more). The Booster Club must fundraise a minimum of $9,000 per year to cover expenses for both teams. It is the Booster Club’s belief that ALL swimmers/divers benefit from the fundraisers; therefore, ALL swimmers/divers and their parents must participate and contribute! The goal of our group is to maximize participation in these events and we will do our best to conduct a majority of fundraising activities during the girls’ and boys’ seasons, while limiting the number of fundraisers during the off-season/summer.
There are several fundraisers annually, and each and every athlete and family are expected to participate! Frequent fundraisers include:
- Homecoming football game ticket sales
- Sale of fan shirts
- Restaurant nights (Culver’s, Freddy’s, Davanni’s)
- Bagging groceries at Cub Foods
- Droolin’ Moose Chocolate Sales
BHS Athletics also pays us $200/meet to provide volunteer timers.