June 27, 2016
Dear Parents of NHS Athletes:

The Northwood High School Athletic Booster Club is an all-volunteer group of parents, staff and other interested parties whose mission is to enrich the Northwood High School athletic community and the community at large by providing financial support for Northwood High School athletics. The Booster Club was established to encourage parent participation and to raise funds to enhance
and expand the athletic programs that are available to each student at Northwood High School. The Booster Club believes strongly that parent involvement during the high school years can be a key to the success of the individual student. In addition to financial support, the Booster Club recognizes that participation in high school athletics benefits everyone, and the Booster Club promotes opportunities to build and strengthen relationships among all involved: the student body, Northwood High School staff, parents, and the surrounding community.

Boosters lend financial support to athletics by raising money through membership dues and fundraising activities. Our most important fundraiser of the year is the Timberwolf 5K (www.timberwolf5k.com), a community-wide run/walk event on Saturday, February 11, 2017. We hope that these sources of revenue will continue to support Northwood athletics in the years to come.

In 2015-2016, the general fund of Booster funded $39,000 of school needs including a new basketball scoreboard, weight room improvements, athletic trainer overtime and supplies as well as student athlete scholarships and award banners/patches. Membership dues of $50 per family funded more than $90,000 of team allocations. Going forward, there will be no membership charge;
100% of the donations will be attributed to the team indicated. The general fund will raise money with the 5K event to fund school athletics requests. We look forward to meeting you at student registration in the fall. Your donations at back-to-school
time allow teams to confidently plan assistant coaches and other expenses before the season begins.

Thank you for your generosity.  If you are interested in being a team representative or a member of the NHS Athletics Boosters,
please contact Phuong Tran (President) at ptran007@mac.com or Brad Stone (Vice President Membership) at bradleystone@cox.net. We have lots of needs and are looking forward to working with you to make Northwood’s athletic programs increasingly competitive in the Pacific Coast League.

NHS Athletics Boosters