Booster Club supports athletes
■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories concerning organizations that benefit the Imperial area. Volunteering in a community, through organizations, is a way to pay back for the benefits that the community offers an individual.
By Carolyn Lee
The Longhorn Booster Club has been involved in Chase County Schools sports for many, many years in one form or another.
In the past, Booster Club members met for breakfast at the former Jack’s Place. There, the various coaches gave reports of their weekly activities.
About 10 years ago, the club reorganized into what it is today.
Jill Moline, who along with husband Brad are presidents of the club, said its purpose is to “be there to assist athletic teams in any extra items they need throughout the season.”
This includes drinks and food for players, paying for clinics and visiting coaches, and providing equipment such as that used to train pole vaulters, Moline said.
She said the club hopes to increase its activities. At present, the Longhorn Booster Club provides programs for the sporting events and fires up a barbeque at the start-of-school pep rally.
The club also hopes to increase the number of scholarships it sponsors. At present there are one each for a male and female senior athlete.
Moline said the club hopes to raise money to purchase a scorer’s table for basketball and volleyball games.
The club has Longhorn jackets for sale. They may be purchased through Dianne Way at Platinum, Moline said.
Other officers are Carrie and Chad Fisher, vice presidents; Angie and Gregg Dickey, secretaries; and Julie and Joel Gockley, treasurers.
As of last week there were 97 members. Those include businesses, couples or individuals.
Memberships are $100 for the orange level, $50 for the black level and $25 for the white level.
Any of the officers may be contacted by persons interested in becoming members.