Press Release

In a special meeting held Monday, February 23, 2015 the Blue Thunder Boosters passed a motion to grant approval of items on the Belvidere North High School Coaches’ wishlists. With community support and generous donations, we were able to give over $23,000.00 back to our programs. The wishlist is a list of items each coach felt would benefit their team, and they presented these to the directors at the meeting on February 23rd. Following is a list of items the Blue Thunder Boosters will purchase for 2015-16.

Football- an open field tackling system; 3 sets of 6 half round stand up dummies; a set of 10 Lil’T blocking shields and 3 sets of 12 agility disks ($5,580.00)

Wrestling –resurface the existing wrestling mats ($4,450.00)

Cheerleading - 8 x 12 nylon breakaway banner ($1,400.00)

Baseball - 5 player storage racks for dugouts ($1,600.00)

Softball - 4 player storage racks for dugouts ($1,200.00)

Boys Cross Country - 2 bicycles ($740.00)

Girls Cross Country - 5 Garmin watches ($700.00)

Girls Swim/Dive - 3 swim belts  and 5 tempo training pro devices ($350.00)

Boys Soccer - a portable 2-way goal ($810.00)

Boys and Girls Tennis - a tennis ball machine ($925.00)

Boys Golf  - 7 golf bags ($850.00)

Boys Bowling – bowling balls, drilling of holes, bowling bags ($2,000.00)

Girls Bowling – bowling balls, drilling of holes in balls, bowling bags ($2,000.00)

Also, in the beginning of the school year, the Boosters agreed to pay any athletic teams if they worked in football concessions and did not present a wishlist application.  The following are the teams that the Boosters owe money under this agreement:

Boys Track: $400.00

Boys Swim:  $200.00

The coaches involve their athletes in community service projects as a way to give back and to thank our community for the continued support. The teams, coaches and parents also volunteer at the booster concessions and other booster fundraising events. Thank you to all

Prior Press Release

At the Booster meeting held Monday, February 24, 2014, the Blue Thunder Boosters passed a motion to grant approval of items on both the Belvidere North High School and Belvidere Central Middle School Coaches’ wish lists. With community support and generous donations, we were able to give over $26,000 back to our programs. The wish list is a list of items each coach felt would benefit their team, and they presented these to the directors at the meeting on February 24th. Following is a list of items the Blue Thunder Boosters will purchase for 2014-15.

Belvidere North High School:

Baseball- 15-18 Baseball Helmets

Softball– Dugouts (agreed to pay 1/3 of cost up to $8,000)

Cheerleading – Two Cheer Balance “Pro Pedestals” and Velcro for cheer mats

Cross Country/Track – High Jump Standards

Football – 5-Man Blocking Sled and JUGS Passing Machine

Girls Co-op Swim & Dive – Norbert’s Rotator Twisting Belt and I-Beam Clamp Package

Boys Basketball – 12 Wilson Basketballs

Belvidere Central Middle School:

Soccer – Set of Soccer Nets for Full Sized Goals

Track & Field – Pole Vault Poles (up to $400.00) and agreed to match any fundraising done by team up to $3,500  

Football – Field equipment (up to $560.00) and agreed to match any fundraising done by team up to $1,450

All BCMS Sports – Agreed to pay ½ of the cost of an ice machine (up to $820)

 

The coaches involve their athletes in community service projects as a way to give back and to thank our community for the continued support. The teams, coaches and parents also volunteer at the booster concessions and other booster fundraising events. Thank you to all our volunteers and Blue Thunder Booster Members! If you’re interested in joining please visit our Website at www.bluethunderboosters.com or join us at our monthly meetings which are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.