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Booster Club holding annual membership drive

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 11:41 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 11:42 a.m. CST

As the start of the school year is here, the Newton Athletic Booster Club’s annual membership drive is now underway.

“The Athletic Booster Club is dedicated to providing support to the athletic programs within the Newton Community School District,” membership co-chairman Mike Jacobsen said. “Our purpose is to expand the educational experiences of students through our support of school athletic activities. Young athletes are committed to be successful on the court, field, diamond, etc.; but, ultimately, successful in life.”

Athletic Booster Club membership provides opportunities for individuals and businesses to demonstrate continued support for Newton’s student-athletic programs. Membership is open to all with individual memberships beginning at $50 and business memberships topping out at $3,000.

Some of the membership levels include single or season passes to high school and middle school home athletic events. Business memberships include advertising in the fall and spring athletic programs and a variety of other methods to promote your business.

Booster Club members can also be involved in the club’s activities and events. Upcoming activities sponsored by the Newton Athletic Booster Club include: Homecoming Taco Feed on the square during the Homecoming parade and pep rally, Trivia Nights to be held in the fall and spring, Drive One For your School, dance chaperones, and other events as they present throughout the year. 

“Last year the Booster Club was able to donate more than $56,000 to the Newton Athletic Department,” Jacobsen said. “The uses for this money vary with needs as determined by the Newton Athletic Director, Scott Garvis. Past uses have included: strength and conditioning coaches for Cardinal Power, uniforms, warm-up suits, balls, nets and Cardinal mascot uniforms.”

For more information about the Athletic Booster Club, stop by the club’s table at the first home football game, or call Mike or Colleen Jacobsen at (641) 791-2982.