All Sports Boosters Makes a Revival! Need Your Help!

Our schools are so fortunate in Georgetown we have so much support from groups in town that support our children!  No matter what we need to supplement the budget, there is always someone or some people who step up to help us make it happen. I can not tell you how much we appreciate all of these efforts because they all enhance the education for our students.

I am very excited to announce that a group of parents has stepped forward to help us revive the Georgetown All Sports Boosters.  Dating back before my time here, I have been told there was an active Sports Booster Organization that supported all sports but over the years as sports became more expensive, budgets were limited and equipment and uniforms needed to be upgraded, specific sports began raising money for the things they needed and so less money went to support the overall sports program.  User fees increased, fundraising efforts for each sport began to explode and the – Sports Boosters group dwindled as a result. If it weren’t for people like Ken Woodbury and others who kept it going for as long as they could, it would not have lasted as long as it did!

The mission of the Sports Boosters is help  promote a positive image of GMHS sports and to support the athletic teams that represent GMHS.  The Sports Boosters used to support purchasing  jackets and pins as well as provided  equipment and supplies beyond what the athletic budget could provide. Many of these purchases have stopped since the All Sports Boosters dissolved and now it is up to individual teams to raise their own funds.

Most school districts have a Sports Booster Organization to varying degrees and, since Georgetown as a community has a lot of Royal Pride for our sports, we would like to revive our program here at the school. At a School Committee meeting last spring, I made a plea to see if any person or group would like to help us get one started again and the next day I heard from parent Shannon Dow who took up the call.   Anyone who knows Shannon knows that she  is a go-getter who loves to work with people and gets things done which are the perfect qualities in the person we need to lead this effort but she can’t do it alone!  Shannon is interesting seeing who else would like to join her and I hope she hears from many of you!  As she says,”  All degrees of interest is welcome – suggestions, board members, volunteers etc. No experience necessary.”  In this busy world with schedules being crazy, I know it is hard to make time for one more thing but I also know many hands make lighter work.  Even if you don’t have much time, anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.  While this group will help raise funds, more importantly, it is a group who will help us build Royal’s pride, promote excellence in our athletes, teams and programs, ensure high quality facilities and help to make overall improvements to our  athletic program.  We need many people to be successful so please let Shannon know you are ready and willing to help!

I hope every team will be represented in the new and improved Boosters even if you are involved with an individual sport.   Please check it out by contacting Shannon Dow at shannon.dow@comcast.net to learn more.   Please feel free to pass this along to others you think might be interested.

Thank you and Go Royals!