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Oxford Booster Generosity Fuels Athletics

Oxford, Mississippi (April 18, 2019) — The Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club supports all Oxford High School and Middle School athletic teams by providing team coaches with requested items not available through their individual budgets. During the 2018-2019 school year, the volunteer executive board approved over $66,000 to be donated to the district athletic programs.

Boosters and Blues has become the largest fundraiser for the program producing approximately 75% of the available funds. This event, held in August of each year, has benefitted from generous donations of local businesses and the hard work and financial support of many volunteers. Additional fundraising comes through membership and athletic passes sold exclusively by Booster Club officers.

In 2019, OHS began offering Unified Sports for students with intellectual disabilities. In response, the Booster Club recently announced they will begin awarding letterman jackets to those athletes that meet criteria set by their coaches.

Athletic donations in 2018-2019 include:

Athletic Donations in 2018-2019
Recipient Donation Purpose Donation Amount
Volleyball Acuspike, Score table $4,650
Football Fisher 2 Man-Bull Sled, Rae Crowther Tackle Breaker Sled $5,999
OHS Cheer Signage, travel to nationals $5,000
Strength & Conditioning Weight Equipment $7,500
OHS/OMS Baseball New Wind Screen $4,000
OHS/OMS Softball Travel Bags $3,000
OHS Girls Basketball Basketball Trip $2,600
OHS Basketball Backpacks, score table $3,150
Girls Soccer Pro-Trainer Soccer Tutor $2,245
OHS Boys Soccer Camera, Tripod & Case $700
OMS Cheer Travel to State $2,000
OMS Dance Speaker & Poms $700
Tennis Strings, Grips & Pensacola Trip $3,320
Lettermen Jackets 120 jackets $14,280
Cheerleader Rings state championship rings $4,600
Powerlifting Travel to state $458
OHS Track Record board $2,500

Boosters and Blues: SuperCharged will be held on August 9, 2019, at The Library. Planning is underway and volunteers, hosts, and sponsors are needed to plan another successful event. If you are interested in helping or being an active member of the Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club, please contact Mary Beth Mobley at marybethmobley@gmail.com.