Greetings from your Glenbard North Athletic Boosters
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Athletic Boosters of Glenbard North. Our mission is to make every experience with our athletics a positive one. We accomplish this through fundraising, education, volunteer opportunities, community service, and a passion for making the "Panther Way" the best it can be.
We are striving to build on prior years’ successes by opening our concessions for more events, offering some new concession items, and adding new spiritwear items to our apparel line. We are also working on offering our apparel for sale online.
As a result of our volunteers’ hard efforts last year, we were able to donate $30,000 for the Weber Field Turf fund; award scholarships in the amount of $6,250; and give over $15,000 to individual sport accounts.
Our members are the key to our success! All of these endeavors would not be possible without you, and your support is the reason our teams continue to be able to upgrade equipment, purchase new uniforms, enhance our facilities and support special team events. So, how do you help earn cash for your child’s team? Each Athletic Booster family is required to volunteer 3 hours per season in which your child plays a sport. For each hour you volunteer, your child’s sport will receive $5.00. Before the end of the school year, our coaches meet with the Athletic Director to discuss their needs and wishes. These are then passed along to our Board who then votes on how to distribute the team funds.
We also pay for membership participation at the sport level. At the end of each year we evaluate what percentage of athlete families became and fulfilled their memberships. The amount of monetary contribution from the Athletic Boosters is based on the percentage of participation – 25% of family members, $250 to the sport; 50% of family members, $500 to the sport; etc. There are several different levels of membership; most of which include a season pass for entrance to ALL home Glenbard North sporting events (excluding regionals, playoffs or championships). Not only is that a HUGE saving to you as a fan, but in the end it also directly benefits the athletes. By purchasing a membership through the Athletic Boosters, your entrance fees stay here at GN vs. gate fees paid at the event, which go back to the district. A WIN – WIN for all!
Look for a membership application in the summer mailing or download the membership application from our website at www.gbnboosters.com. You can also become a member online on the website – just follow the prompts on the Home page. GN Athletic Boosters is also on Facebook! Find us at “Glenbard North Athletic Boosters” or click on the link on our website. It is another great way to keep informed!
Good luck to all of our Athletes this year! GO PANTHERS!