What does the Booster Club do?
The Cardinal Booster Club is all about supporting athletics at Middleton High School. We begin by providing additional funding to each of the sports at MHS. Booster Club funds were used to purchase a new gymnastics springboard, a diving board for the pool, soccer nets, the gymnasium upgrade, the football field turf, etc. The Booster Club plays a major role in keeping athletics moving forward at MHS. Throughout the year the Booster Club sponsors several educational opportunities for parents and athletes. We’ll be offering an opportunity for parents to learn more about what they should be feeding their child before an athletic competition, what kinds of supplements are safe, and more. Many of the MHS coaches will be attending this event. The presentation will also cover injury prevention (presented by Jill Thein-Hissenbaum, UW Athletics Physical Therapist) and strength and conditioning (presented by Steve Myrland and Brad Rogeberg). You may have heard about the sports conditioning class that was offered all summer long (and is continuing throughout the school year). This program and the trainers are funded by the Booster Club. The plan next summer is to open it up to parents too.
How do I know my child’s sport will get credit for membership?
We provide the team with $25 for every athlete whose family is a member of the Booster Club. If your child is in two sports, then two teams would receive $25 from the Booster Club. This is reoccurring each year as long as you’re a Booster member and your child(ren) are on a team. In addition, we provide a bonus $1000 if the team reaches predefined milestones for membership. So, for example, if 75% of the families on your child’s team are Booster Club members, the team would receive $1000….again, that’s repeated for every team…every year. Teams also have the ability to earn up to $2000 a year by volunteering for Booster Club activities, which include concessions, fundraising events, or serving on the Booster Club board of directors.
How can I get involved?
We encourage you to volunteer for concessions, to help with the fundraisers we do each year, to get involved in our community service work, or help out with administrative work for the board. The board is always in need of people to help with accounting, mailings, coordinating work teams, printing materials, representing the booster club, helping to recognize athletic accomplishments, etc.