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:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.