Smithfield High School Athletic Boosters- Home of the PACKERS GO PACKERS!
Field Hockey...........JV and Varsity
Football.............JV and Varsity
Cheerleading....JV and Varsity
Cross Country...Boys & Girls JV and Varsity
Golf...................JV and Varsity
Sailing...............JV and Varsity
Volleyball...........Girls JV and Varsity
Basketball.........Boys & Girls JV and Varsity
Cheerleading................JV and Varsity
Indoor Track..................Boys & Girls
Swimming & Diving........Boys & Girls Varsity
Wrestling........................JV and Varsity
Baseball................Boys JV and Varsity
Soccer...................Boys & Girls JV and Varsity
Sailing - Co-ed......JV and Varsity
Softball..................Girls JV and Varsity
Tennis...................Boys & Girls Varsity
Track and Field.....Boys & Girls
Congratulations to the Smithfield Athletic Booster Club 2014-15 Scholarship Recipients. Those who won the drawings for a $500.00 Scholarship, were presented by Margaret Bachman, SABC Scholarship Chairperson, during the Spring Sports Awards Ceremony.
Awards went to: William Brayshaw, Ashley Deese, Jordan Gibson, Morgan Peterson and Mitchell Sherwood!!
SABC awards scholarships in a random drawing of all senior athletes whose family is also an active, dues-paying member of the Booster Club. The senior athlete must have intentions of attending a college or trade school after high school. Please join the Booster Club to take advantage of this great scholarship opportunity.
Congratulations to the SABC 2013-14 Scholarship Recipients. Those who won the drawings for a $500.00 Scholarship, were presented by SABC President Andy Nelson, during the Spring Sports Awards Ceremony. Pictured below, from left to right, are:
Angela Miller, Russell Hall, Brandi Ramsey, Mariah Sharon, and Jacob Anderson!!
Greetings from the Smithfield High School Athletic Booster Club:
As we move toward closing out the 2014 school year, I need to re-assert my appreciation for all the support we have received from local businesses, civic organizations and community. A BIG thanks also goes out to the Smithfield Times for timely coverage of sporting events and attention to our athletes. As with any volunteer organization, success is totally dependent on a strong supportive membership base. I need to thank all current SHS Booster Club members for their continued support as we strive to work toward making the SHS Athletics program the best it can be. I would also like to thank the high school administration for their support and their positive support with respect to new ideas. We are looking forward to our continued partnership with the high school faculty and staff.
Concessions revenue continues to be a majority of our income. We need all members to support our concessions by volunteering to work. If we could get all members (~300) to sign up for one shift, we could easily cover all concession shifts with minimal impact to any one individual. Please consider it. Signing up for concession stand duty can be done on our web site at smithfieldathletics.org. Go to the “Booster” tab and sign up under volunteers.
Spirit Wear sales continue to increase and we are investigating the possibilities of transitioning to a web based platform to promote sales. Please consider the Booster Club first before making any Spirit Wear purchases. Proceeds from Spirit Wear sales go directly back to helping all SHS Athletics.
In order to increase revenues, we need to shift our focus to fundraising. We are in the planning stages for the 3rd Annual Smithfield Country Que on October 11th 2014 at Windsor Castle Park. The Country Que is a joint event with the Smithfield Recreation Association and based on this last year’s attendance; we are expecting a full day of good food and music. For more information, go to http://countryq.org. We will also be actively seeking corporate sponsors as we enter the new school year. Please encourage your place of business to become a corporate sponsor. There are several corporate sponsorship levels to choose from.
For the third year in a row, Boosters supported the Smithfield Wine and Brew Fest on April 11th 2014. We provided support during the entire day on Saturday. Please help us out and sign up to volunteer at any of our events. You can sign up to volunteer on our web site, www.smithfieldathletics.org under the Booster tab and click the “Volunteer” link.
As we closed out our financial records for the 2014 school year, I am estimating we returned over $20,000.00 dollars to school athletic programs in the form of student scholarships and direct donations to varsity sports teams based on coaches’ funding requests. In accordance with our funds distribution policy, we will be distributing funds during the May/June time frame for the 2014 school year. In order to be considered for Booster club funding, varsity coaches need to be Booster Club members and submit a funds request form to our funds distribution committee by May 1st. The committee will review and prioritize funding requests and submit to the SHS Booster club board for approval. Coaches can find the forms on the smithfieldathletics.org website under the boosters tab.
We continue to focus on growing our membership and getting all members engaged in supporting SHS athletics. We have doubled our membership numbers compared to last year and the goal for the 2014 school year will be to double our membership again. If you have not joined, please join us. Our mission is simple. We support SHS athletics by raising money for all SHS athletic programs. The more members we have, the more opportunities we can take advantage of and the more money we will make. For more information on committee contacts and booster club activities, you can find us on smithfieldathletics.org.
We have one board position and several committee chair positions that will be vacant at the end of this school year. We need members to step up and fill these positions in order to provide continuity and stability as we head into the future. If you are interested, please contact myself or someone on the current Board so that we can discuss the opportunities. Our goal would be to try and have the new Board member and committee chairs in place by the end of this year to provide some time to transition into the new position.
Again, thanks so much for your continued support. Please consider reviewing our current committees and find one that suits your interest and/or talents.
Smithfield High School
Athletic Booster Club President
The SABC has awarded (4) $500 college/trade school scholarships to the following athletes.
Kate Coleman - Volleyball and will attend Longwood
Sara Dimler - Cross Country and will attend ODU
Aaron Kenney - Soccer and will attend Florida Institute of Technology
Wyatt Kremer - Sailing and will attend CNU
September 2012: The SABC distributed funds in the amount of $350.00 to each athletic program at SHS. The proceeds were made possible through concessions earnings and selling spirit wear.
June 2012: The SABC awarded 2 graduating seniors each a $500.00 scholarship to be used toward college or trade school. Congratulations to Chase Cratsley who played baseball and is going to Pennsylvania State. Congratulations to Alexis Pope she played softball and is attending Christopher Newport University.