miramonte boosters crab feed
sunday, february 12, 2017
doors open at 5 - first crab cracked at 6
veterans memorial building, lafayette
All-you-can-eat Crab, Sourdough Bread, Pasta, Caesar Salad, Appetizers, Dessert PLUS Hosted Beer + Wine
100% of proceeds benefit Miramonte High School athletics!
Committee: Jeanne Barker, Dianna Condon, Michelle Goldsmith, Lisa Hoskins, Junaid Khan, Kirsten Lang, Sandra McGonigle, Marya Miller, Nicky Zabetian
Questions? Junaid Khan / firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanne Barker / email@example.com
Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Miramonte Boosters Club is a non-profit organization; Tax ID#94-2768877.
Who Pays for Sports at Miramonte?
Short answer: You do.
High School District believes that sports should be largely
self-supporting. Funding comes from three buckets: the district (AUHSD),
the school (sport participation contribution), and from the Boosters
Club (membership donations). This explains why you will be asked to pay
at least two times: one “contribution” for the school bucket and one
“membership donation” for the Booster’s bucket. On top of that, most
teams ask for incremental costs during the course of a season specific
to that sport or activity, such as an added tournament fee. So, who
pays for what?
I. High School District Funding
pays for basic needs such as coaches' stipends, referees, insurance,
fingerprinting, certification, utilities, field lighting, field
maintenance, pool and gym preparation, and safety equipment, such as
softball and football helmets. All other expenses related to sports must
be covered by “sport participation contributions” (these are not called
“fees” because they cannot be required) and Boosters Club.
II. Sport Participation Contribution
(Paid when student is enrolled in a sport; amount varies based on the sport and number of players)
those of you who have older children who played sports at Miramonte,
this was previously referred to as the “spirit fee.” This contribution
covers: Uniforms, meals before/after games, end of season celebration,
tournaments and post-season travel (Note: Boosters often subsidizes
travel when it can, if funds are available and costs are manageable).
III. Boosters Club Membership
(A donation paid during school registration)
Sports Trainer (John Grigsby), a weight room supervisor, sports
medicine supplies, nutritionist, team equipment, including balls, nets and training
aides. It also covers capital expenditures such as cheer and wrestling
mats, scoreboards, field preparations tractors, pole vault pits, soccer
goals, spectator benches and much more. The Boosters Club fills in gaps
where the other two buckets of funding fall short.
Why should you join
Miramonte Boosters Club
and support the Annual Fundraiser?
Because without the Miramonte Boosters Club, sports programs would be underfunded. It’s that simple.
For the 2016-17 school year Miramonte Boosters Club has committed over $60,000 in support!
fact, the club should change its name to the Miramonte Sports Funding
Organization. Seriously, “Boosters” implies supplemental, extra or
non-essential. Yet in reality, the Boosters club is a de facto sports
and activities funding organization. The Boosters Club provides funding
to every sport at Miramonte - without that funding, the school would not
be able to offer multiple athletic options. Boosters funding is
critical to every sport at Miramonte. District funding and Sports
Participation contributions (formerly called “spirit fees”) do not cover
the total costs to run these sports. In fact, they don’t even come
close. It is a common misconception. Boosters’ funding is akin to what
EFO is to the schools’ operating budgets.
said, the majority of the Boosters’ budget comes from membership fees.
Yet, the startling truth is that only about 50% of families with
athletes are members of Miramonte Boosters. We hope that this is mostly a
result of misunderstanding and poor communication on our part. Our goal
is 100% participation of all families with student athletes at Miramonte and we have several donation levels which allow flexibility in giving.
Annual Fundraiser is an important source of income to the Club in
addition to your membership. Your contributions add much needed support
to the Club and the Miramonte Athletic community.