The following is an interview with Marblehead All-Sports Boosters, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more about the Boosters go to marbleheadboosters.org.
Tell us about Marblehead All-Sports Boosters. The mission of the Boosters is to support the needs of all Marblehead High School’s athletic teams, to enhance and promote athletic achievement and school spirit, provide athletic scholarships for deserving student-athletes and to contribute to new ideas for athletic success. We bridge the gap between the athletic office and the needs of all the teams. We also provide scholarships to graduating student athletes.
Who runs the Boosters? The Boosters is run by a group of amazing volunteers of nearly 50 fabulous women! The executive board consists of Muffy Paquette (outgoing president), Mandy Caruso (incoming president), Kristen Jellison, Allie Donovan, Lauren Andriano and Kathy Doody.
What types of projects have the Boosters worked on? Some of our bigger projects include a state-of-the-art fitness center, new tennis courts, a new snack shed and end zone netting. We also donate things like swim caps, football helmets, volleyballs, etc. Our next mission is to raise the funds needed to replace the turf at Piper field. You can learn more about our projects by watching our “Boosters Through the Years” video at youtu.be/7ecPnUUzQMQ.
How can the community of Marblehead become involved or help your mission? The community can help support our initiatives with financial support. Also, we’re always looking for help staffing the snack shed for athletic events. And of course, all are welcome to join our Boosters team! Please contact us with any questions you may have at email@example.com.
What’s up next for the Boosters? This summer we’re kicking off our next big fundraiser. The lifespan of a turf field is typically 10 years, and we are currently beyond that at Marblehead High School. At a price tag of approximately $800,000 our goal is to raise the necessary funds to replace the turf next summer (2024). It’s the biggest project we’ve tackled to date. The turf is used for football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, flag football, conditioning and so much more. We’re confident we can meet our goal with the support of the generous people in our community. Donations can be made at marbleheadboosters.org.
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