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Booster Club donates $52,500

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 11:56 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 12:09 p.m. CST
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The Newton Athletic Booster Club recently presented $52,500 to the Newton Athletic Department. Booster members are (front row, l-r) Joe Fischer, Denice Fischer, Julie Richtmeier, Julie Hitchler, Jenny Mann, Athletic Director Scott Garvis, NHS Principal Bill Peters, Wayne Mann, Amy Jolivette, Dr. Duane Jolivette; (second row) Karla Cazette, Rich Richtmeier, Bobby Hitchler, Shelly Fitzgerald, Donny Fitzgerald, Allison Lemke-Easley, John Easley, Wendy Jenkins, Pete Jenkins; (third row) Andy Cazette, Kip Peters, Jodi Morgan-Peters, Julie Tingle, Fred tingle, Tanya Michener, Matt Michener, Colleen Jacobsen, Mike Jacobsen, Ed Banfield, Jill Stanton, Dave Stanton, Monica Pritchard, Scott Pritchard

The Newton Athletic Booster Club held its annual dinner at Sugar Grove Gathering Place on Wednesday evening. The Booster Club presented the 2012-13 total support check to Newton Athletics for $52,500 to NHS Principal Bill Peters and Athletic Director Scott Garvis.

This amount will cover the $44,600 request from coaches at the high school and middle school for equipment, uniforms and athletic fees. Additionally, $5,000 will pay for Cardinal Power coaching instruction to keep costs low for participants. The remaining $2,900 went towards the new Cardinal Mascot “Big Red,” pennants and the sound system at the football stadium.

The Booster Club consists of 36 members that each serve a three-year term. The group has three committees: membership, fund raising and merchandise, and they are each led by the executive board. The 2012-13 executive board was headed up by presidents Wayne and Jenny Mann, treasurer/secretary Dr. Duane and Amy Jolivette, membership vice-presidents Rich and Julie Richtmeier, fund raising vice-presidents Joe and Denice Fischer and merchandise vice-presidents Bobby and Julie Hitchler. 

Next year’s group will be led by new presidents Kip and Jodi Morgan-Peters. The Booster Club is looking forward to another prosperous year ahead with its annual membership drive kick-off in June and the Newton Athletics Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, August 11 at Westwood.