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Who are the Boosters?

We are a group of parents, district staff, alumni, and community supporters who volunteer their time to improve the lives of the student-athletes in the Doniphan-Trumbull School District.

What is the purpose of the D-T Athletic Booster Club?

The purpose of the Boosters is to support the participation and excellence in all athletic programs throughout the Doniphan-Trumbull that are sanctioned by the NSAA.  The Boosters function in an atmosphere that is consistent with the educational philosophy of the school district and encourage school spirit and sportsmanship. 

What are some of the items that have benefited the DT Student-Athletes? 

Every year we provide: one away meal for the football team, volleyball team, girls/boys basketball teams, and wrestlers. Drinks for golf, cross-country, and track teams. One meal for all state qualifiers.

2013/2014:  Basketball shooting gun, Vertamax, cooler on wheels, track equipment.

2012/2013: Youth basketball goals, 5 new red golf bags, football blocking sled, indoor track training equipment, track timing system, volleyball training equipment, upgrades to the strength and conditioning facility, and the Cardinal Archway Entrance to the D-T Athletic complex.

2011/2012:  Ice Machine in girls locker room, Track & Field Timer Stand, Half the cost of enclosed trailer, Football Video Tape, 12 golf bags, Starter Blocks & other equipment for track, concrete work at the sports complex entrance along with other improvements, new press box sign.

2007/2008:  Football Sound Equipment, East Gym Sound Equipment, Wireless Microphones, Athletic Sports Editing Software, Portable Stage, DVD Camera & Recorder, Scorer Table for East Gym, Track and Field High Jump Pits and Pads, Lineman Ground Battle Chute for Football, Volleyball Tandem Spike It Training System, Volleyball Tandem Target Challenger, Coat Rack, Stage Curtains, Volleyball Nets, Wrestling Mats, Hurdles

Why get involved with the Booster Club?

Research has shown that children succeed academically, socially and emotionally becoming more well-rounded individuals when their parents are involved in their education and school activities.  Getting involved shows children that their parents are genuinely interested and that going to school is a very positive cause.

When are the Booster Meetings?

We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month from August to June at 7:00 pm in the High School Library lasting approximately 1 - 2 hours.

How to get involved with the Booster Club?

  • Volunteer
  • Attend the business meetings
  • Pursue a position of leadership in the Booster Club
  • Show School Spirit by:
    • coming to D-T open houses
    • attend a sporting event
    • enjoy a Choir/Band concert
    • seeing a drama production
    • wearing D-T spirit apparel

How do the Boosters support our district?

The Boosters support our district by promoting community unity.  The Boosters host a few events throughout the year.  They host an annual Community BBQ and Pep Rally in August to integrate all age groups and to show that community pride begins at a young age.  The Boosters host a Youth Basketball Tournament every January in order to promote good sportsmanship and character building.  The Boosters also host Cardinal Pride every March which is an annual fundraiser for the Booster Club.  All funds are used to improve any NSAA sponsored events.  

How are the Booster committees structured?

Members of the Booster club volunteer to participate on various committees meeting when necessary and then report back to the Boosters.  For the upcoming year, we are working on creating Committee Chairs with sub-committees reporting to them.  The Booster club expectation is that the Committee Chairs attend the monthly Booster Club meeting and delegate to the sub-committee members.

How are Booster Club funds raised?

Our main fund raiser is Cardinal Pride.  the selling of our pocket calendars. Other ways in which the Boosters raise funds are 3 Dog Nights, the Youth Volleyball Tournament, the Youth Basketball Tournament, and our clothing sales.

How are funds distributed?

The funds raised by the Boosters are distributed in the April and/or May meeting based on their availability and according to requests presented by either coaches or the athletic director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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