What a year! East’s student-athletes returned to the field and courts in 2020-21, winning numerous state and conference championships. The East Chapel Hill Booster Club typically provides between 30 and 40% of the Athletic Department’s overall budget. Last year, the Booster Club raised nearly $55,000. However, this year our typical sources of revenue, such as our annual golf tournament, concessions, ticket sales, and membership all but disappeared.
We're wrapping up a Go Fund Me campaign to replace these revenues and support East athletics, and replenish the athletic department’s coffers. The East community has always supported all of our athletic programs in the past; we're just asking that you do it in a different manner this year.
The revenue gap for the athletic department was approximately $20,000 for the 2020-21 school year. Help us get to the finish line! I’m sure that sounds like a lot, but we’re supporting over 20 teams at East.
Please, give today!
Some frequently asked questions:
In the past, I’ve supported the Booster through membership drives, coordinated by the Team Parent Rep? Does this campaign replace that for 2020-21? Yes! We know it will be difficult for parent reps to coordinate activity this year, so the Life Line campaign is intended to replace those funds.
Will my donation go to a specific sport? No, each donation will support all sports on an equitable basis.
How do I learn more about East Athletics, Booster Club activities, and where the money goes? Attend a Booster Club meeting! We meet the second Monday of each month, at 7:30pm. Booster Club meetings this year will be via Zoom for the foreseeable future.