2016-11-01 / Sports

How anyone can help community athletics

By TAYLOR MORRISON
Assistant Sports Editor

Athletics support structures like booster organizations and fundraising groups are important to reduce passing along costs of high school sports to athletes, parents, and schools. In many towns, volunteering to join athletics boosters is open to parents, alumni, and any community members.

Booster clubs organize fundraisers to buy equipment, pay field and venue costs, and some offer college scholarships to promising athletes. Below is a list of booster club information by town:


WELLS-  The Wells High School Athletic Boosters: meetings are the first Tuesday of every month (except July) at 7 p.m. in the Student Enterprises Room of Wells High School. Like the Wells High School Athletic Boosters on Facebook for more information.


KENNEBUNK- The Kennebunk Athletic Boosters are always welcoming new members. All the community is encouraged to attend the next meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Kennebunk High School, room 111 (Athletic Director’s office).


BIDDEFORD- The Biddeford Athletic Association (BAA) welcomes all volunteers who are committed to supporting athletics in the Biddeford Schools. The BAA is currently seeking volunteers to help with the girls and boys basketball concession stands and other events.


THORNTON ACADEMY- The Thornton Academy Athletic Boosters meet on the first Wednesday of each month (during the school year) at 7 p.m. in the Thornton Academy Library.


OLD ORCHARD BEACH- The Old Orchard Beach High School Booster Club accepts donations of goods to be sold by concessions. A list of goods needed and a form to volunteer at concessions may be found on the group’s website.


MASSABESIC- Membership to the Massabesic Athletic Boosters is open to any comunity member. The group meets in the Massabesic high school library the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is not mandatory and other ways to volunteer may be found at massabesicboosters.org



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