A group of West Seattle High School parents, alumni, and faculty is “working to upgrade the West Seattle Booster Club to a membership-based organization for the first time” – and they are ready now to ask you to be part of the upgrade.
A commenter wondered about the Booster Club in the discussion following this WSB story a week ago about a crowdfunding drive by the WSHS tennis coach, who said she had virtually no budget. The club uncloaked and announced they had pitched in.
On behalf of the WS Booster Club, Donna Veenhuizen shared this open message to the community, including word of a brand-new website:
The Club’s goal is to assist all of athletic programs at the high school with uniforms, equipment, and needs the school budget cannot cover, and we would love to have you join us. We are very new (just started getting organized last spring), and have already been able to help the girls’ soccer team, swim team, and tennis team.
Check us out at westseattleboosterclub.org and please share with everyone you know! Membership and participation are keys to our success, so the more people that know about us and get involved, the more we can help. You can donate to the Booster Club on our website, and 50% of your annual membership dues goes toward the sport of your choice.
We also have “West Seattle Athletic Department” t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale (photo at right; please e-mail us for more info) and a fan gear website. All proceeds benefit the students at West Seattle High School!
There’s another way you can get involved: In person. The West Seattle Booster Club’s next meeting is this Tuesday (March 4), 7 pm in the school library. Veenhuizen says they’re also welcoming questions and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.