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Varsity Newspaper · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN

New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)


Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)


Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)


To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Multiple Teams · Girls Volleyball Tryouts

boys_vball Girls volleyball tryouts. August 14-15-16 from 4:30-7:30 each day. Make sure all forms/fees are in or you cannot participate.

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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Swimming Schedule Week 1

410c07c03996b87864c9eb0d77677a58--swimming-posters-swimming-memesThe waiting is over. The time has come. Anticipation now becomes reality. Let the fun begin!

The full calendar is located here

Each week we will post the upcoming week schedule here to allow for the best preparation possible.

It is imperative that all paperwork be turned in before or at the first practice. This would include your physical and concussion paperwork.

The Swim Clinic is Saturday and it appears that 6 people signed up. The sign up for the Clinic is still open and located here –  To make this more appealing for people we are going to use some money from the team account to help cover $15 of the $50. You can attend for $35! If you are not sure if you should attend, please ask Coach Kyle.  If you swam varsity last season, you should put it on your list of things to attend if possible.

Spiritwear orders can be placed here –

Her is this weeks schedule:

  • Monday – Last day of Rest
  • Tuesday – Divers at 9AM. Swimmers at 5PM
  • Wednesday – Divers at 9AM. Core Strength at 3:45PM. Swimmers at 5PM
  • Thursday – Divers at 9AM. Core Strength at 3:45PM. Swimmers at 5PM
  • Friday – Divers at 9AM. Core Strength at 3:45PM. Swimmers at 5PM
  • Saturday – No Practice – Swim Clinic. Bus leaving at 7:45AM

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Varsity Newspaper · Girls Volleyball Tryouts

August 14-15-16 (4:30-7:30pm). All forms/fees MUST be turned in for you to participate – please get that done. See you on the courts.

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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · One Week Out For Swimmers and Divers

CaptureWe are one week out until we officially start the season.

There are things that you can do this week and a couple of things that you need to ensure are complete so you can start on Tuesday the 8th.

For North athletes, goto and follow the info graphic to get all things complete.  For KM athletes, goto and ensure that the concussion form and physical are completed.

For all Team Members – goto and click on the link near the top right that says Register for Sports.  This link will allow for you to get updates when our web page is updated.

If you are interested in going to the Swim Clinic the first Saturday of practice, there is a great deal of information at think link.  Some have already signed up. Although this is mostly for more advanced swimmers, all are welcome.  If you have questions about it, please ask Coach.

And finally, Spiritwear is available to be ordered now. Mid City Sports set up a great website at for you to order. The due date may get moved up to have shirts for the invite.

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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Contact Days Wrap Up

IMG_9702A great 5 days of practice concluded yesterday. This was by far the greatest attended set of WIAA approved Contact Days in school history with us averaging over 25 student athletes attending each day. This included a school Record of 30 on the third day.

Back when we started this eight years ago we were in single digits each day.

Thank you for understanding the importance of getting back into the swing of things, team building, and dedication during these optional sessions.

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Varsity Newspaper · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN

Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:


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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Schedule Online for August – Contact Days start Sunday

IMG_9588The schedule for the first four weeks was sent out a couple days ago. It is now also available on the Google Calendar at If you need an ICAL file to import into your personal Google calendar, please let me know and I can send it to you.

This schedule also includes the diving practice times for the first two weeks. It will be updated soon after.

Contact Days start Sunday at 5:30 PM!  Swim Suit, Cap, Goggles, Towel, and Drive to be Great!

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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · 3 Weeks out

FullSizeRenderWe are now three weeks until the season officially starts.

You will need to have all of your paper work in to be able to participate on Tuesday, August 8th. Each school has a specific set of forms that need to be filled out.  Those include an Athletic Code, a physical form, and some others.

  • For North Athletes goto this link
  • For KM Athletes goto this link

Contact Days start Sunday the 23rd and run through the 27th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM.  These practices are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged. Your paperwork does need to be in to particpate.

The first weeks of season practice times are posted here.

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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Invite Added to the Schedule

Cedarburg400With the addition of the Bulldog Invite on September 29th at Cedarburg High School, the 2017 Swimming and Diving schedule is now complete.

This meet comes at the end of the 8th week of the season and will act as a great way to measure team progress in a fast pool.