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Booster club formed for Grandview athletes

GRANDVIEW - A Grandview Booster Club is being organized for parents of high school and middle school students who are involved in either sports or clubs.

According to booster club president Anne Concienne, the booster club will offer an alternative to the ASB fund.

She said there will be fewer restrictions on how the money raised through the booster club can be spent, opposed to the restrictions that are required when money runs through the ASB accounts.

Concienne used the football camp Grandview's football players attend in July as an example. She said there wasn't anyone in the ASB office during that time. With the booster club, the money will be available almost immediately.

Each club/sport that belongs and is in good standing with the booster club will be allowed to fundraise and have that money in their own accounts under the booster club umbrella instead of having the funds channeled through ASB.

Fundraisers can involve both students and parents and can also be held on school grounds. Each fundraising event must be approved by the booster club, though.

The booster club will meet once a month to review fundraisers and new business. Concienne said the meetings are tentatively scheduled for the third Monday of each month, but that could change in the future.

The booster club will have one representative from each club/sport and this person will be a voting member. Each organization in the booster club will be insured for liability insurance, which is a school district requirement.

An annual fee will be required from each club/sport involved with the booster club. Depending on how many clubs are involved, the annual fee will range between $75 and $100.

The booster club will be made up of booster club members, board members and one representative from each club.

"Right now we're just waiting to get the paperwork back from the state," Concienne said.

She said the club is hoping to start meeting by the first of the year. For more information call Concienne at 882-4841.

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