Like many high school athletic programs across the state, Glen Rose depends upon funds generated by its athletic booster club to help purchase equipment and provide support above and beyond that provided by the school district.
“It’s all about the kids,” says Maji Wright of the Glen Rose Athletic Booster Club.
Wright, a four-year officer with the boosters, says changes are on the horizon for the club’s membership structure in an effort to increase the group’s fund-raising efforts.
“In the past, we’ve had a ton of members, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve raised much money with a membership drive,” Wright said.
According to Wright, the Glen Rose boosters have in the past allowed all parents of student-athletes within the school district to join for free, but if the plan for restructured membership passes at next week’s meeting, baseline memberships will run $10.
“We wanted to make sure it was still affordable for everyone, but we need to raise money, too,” Wright explained.
She said different levels of membership, which will be named at the meeting, will be available, all the way to a top level where sponsors receive items such as all-sport season passes, a Tigers blanket and a jacket like the ones worn by GRHS coaches, to make their investment worthwile.
Wright said funds raised by the club support all sports at GRISD, and in the past year have been used to purchase athletic training equipment, a practice machine for the tennis teams, a throwing net for quarterbacks and more.
The meeting, during which new officers will be elected, is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the community center next to the Glen Rose Fire Department, and the public is encouraged to attend.
“It’s always been about the kids,” Wright said again, “and it always will be.”