Membership in the Kennedy Athletic Booster Club is the driving force of our organization. The annual membership drive is the primary fundraiser for the group, generating approximately 50% of the annual fundraising revenue that provides for the general operating budgets of our 23 competitive athletic activities at Kennedy HS. It is important to know that 70% of the membership fees are directly dispersed to the sports that your student athlete will participate in during their high school career. The other 30% of fees goes to the general fund that covers the costs of transportation, officials, and state participation for our teams that qualify. Membership also drives our volunteer base, and we need many volunteers to make light work for the entire group. We need volunteers to serve as Kingston Stadium hosts, sell tickets at Kennedy events, and run our concession stands all year long at our many athletic events. We encourage you to be an active member of the Booster Club by saying “Yes” whenever you can to volunteer for this tremendous organization. The coaches and student athletes at Kennedy thank you for your unwavering and enthusiastic support!
The NFL Benchwarmer Raffle is one of our best fundraisers every year, generating $20,000 consistently for our athletic programs. Athletes and their families are asked to sell at least 4 Benchwarmer Raffle tickets on behalf of the sports they participate in each year. Each ticket enters the purchaser into 17 weekly contests in which they are randomly assigned 3 NFL football teams. The number of points those three teams scores is the ticket holder’s score for that week. The Kennedy BC pays out $600 weekly: $300 to the highest scoring card, $125 for 2nd, $75 for 3rd, $50 for 4th, $25 for 5th, and $25 for the lowest scoring card, totaling $10,200 in prizes annually. This fundraising event runs during August and September every year. The revenue split for this fundraiser is 70% for the designated sport on the card, 30% for the general athletic fund for officials, transportation, and state participation costs each year.
Kingston Stadium Hosts
Every fall, the Kennedy Booster Club serves the CRCSD community by working as Stadium Hosts at Kingston Stadium for all home football games for Kennedy, Washington, and Jefferson. We serve as ticket sellers, ticket takers, and gate monitors throughout the stadium. For Kennedy games at Kingston we also help sell programs and assist with the Cougar Den. We are generally in need of 20 to 30 volunteers for each regular season and playoff game hosted at Kingston Stadium. Each slot worked will generate approximately $25 that will go directly to the committed funds for the sport each volunteer is representing that night. This fundraiser generates $10,000 to $11,000 annually for the athletic teams at Kennedy HS. To sign up to be a Kingston Stadium Host:
Click here to sign up to be Kingston Stadium Host
Kennedy Concession Stands
The Kennedy Booster Club runs the concession stands and sells admission tickets at every home Kennedy event in the fall, winter, and spring seasons. This service is a vital fundraiser for our Booster Club and contributes to the great atmosphere of our home events for both Cougar Nation and our visiting fans. When you volunteer for the Kennedy concession stand, you are generating revenue for the Kennedy Booster Club. This revenue is split evenly at the end of the year, based on the net profit, to each of the volunteer slots filled. The concession stand generates $15,000 annually and each slot averages between $45 and $50 for the sport you are volunteer on behalf of each night. To sign up to be a Concession Stand Volunteer:
Click here to sign up for Kennedy Concession volunteer slots
Every summer the Kennedy Booster Club sponsors a 4-person best-shot golf tournament at the home of the Kennedy golf teams, Ellis Golf Course. This is a big event on the Kennedy calendar that attracts 130 golfers every year. Along with the golf, our sports teams create themed auction baskets that are up for sale in a silent auction format throughout the event. With the generous support of sponsors, team registration, and the silent auction, this fundraiser generates over $12,000 annually that is split evenly amongst the sports that participate in sponsoring and managing the event.
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