Bulldog Booster Club does the work behind the scenes

Princeton Bulldog Booster Club Officers Front Row (L to R): Cynthia Starling, Jaclyn Dawes, Joy Martin. Back Row (L to R): Dr. Joey Barber, Kevin Thompson, Eric Klein, Chris Sullivan. Not pictured: Scott Mohiser and Chad Howell. (Michael Held photo)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

PRINCETON—Almost two months before the official start of the 2018-2019 academic and athletic season for Princeton High School and Princeton Middle School, the Princeton Bulldog Booster Club was hard at work when it met last week to go over addressing the upcoming year’s budget.

Be it fuel costs, scholarships, maintenance, concessions, uniforms, apparel and a wide array of coaches’ wants and needs, the booster club works in conjunction with the Princeton Athletic Department to make sure all Princeton student athletes and coaches have what they need and look their best when representing the blue and gold.

The booster club recently received an injection of new blood, a crop of new parents who hopefully will assist in the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising to support the athletic department. It takes at least a $60,000 budget to help the athletic teams run and exist in a given year.

“It’s a community school and a lot of people stay on it for years and years because it’s a community school and they want to stay involved with the booster club,” said booster club president Chris Sullivan. “We need a lot of new parents who currently have kids who are in the athletic programs now to get involved.

“We just have lots of new ideas for this upcoming year for new fundraisers in order to raise the money we need to raise to support all of the teams.”

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