The DCG Booster Club’s mission is to promote and foster interest in and good will toward all athletic activities affiliated with the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District.
During the last 5 years the DCG Athletic Booster Club has raised and allocated over $350,000 to help support DCG Athletics. Over the past 9 months Booster Club has spent $63,000 dollars to enhance the weight program by purchasing new weights, racks, benches, weight room flooring, and the funds to hire a strength coach.
Here are some examples of other things the DCG Booster Club has provided to the DCG Athletic Programs:
- Uniforms for High School and Middle School Sports
- Sub-floor in the new Wrestling Room
- Banners in Meadows Gym
- Scorers Tables and Upgraded Scoreboard
- Athletic Trainer
- Weight Room Equipment
- Equipment for all Athletic Teams and Cheerleading Groups
- Pennants in the Gym
- Cross Country Tent
- Post Season Tournament Expenses
- Team Camps
- Coaching Clinics
- Upgrading Facilities
- Sponsorship of HighSchoolCube.com
- Track Timing System
The Booster Club raises funds to support DCG athletics in multiple ways. Every August we coordinate over 150 student athletes to canvas the Dallas Center and Grimes communities in search of those willing to donate money to become a DCG Booster Club Member. The names of these members are proudly displayed in athletic event programs. While the student athletes are hard at work visiting homes, the members of the Booster Club are at work soliciting local business leaders to become Business Members of the Booster Club. Sponsors can easily be identified by the Booster Club plaques hanging in their place of business. Many of these members have supported DCG Athletics for over 10 years!
While we raise quite a bit of funds this way, the majority of our funds are raised through running the concession stands at our home athletic events. That’s right, all of those hotdogs, brats, popcorn and soda’s you enjoy while watching a game help support our athletic programs. Last year we raised nearly $70,000. Unfortunately, these concession stands don’t run themselves. At every event parents of our athletes are serving you, and behind the scenes there is a Booster Club member who has either gone shopping, ordered products, come in early to set up the stand or who is overseeing the night’s activities. In baseball alone, this meant there were over 45 different jobs and time commitments needed from our Booster Club members to make it a success.
Once again this year our athletes have provided us with excitement and fun. With your help we have been able to support all of our athletic teams, and they have responded with both winning efforts and winning seasons. Trips to state tournaments are becoming a common place for DCG Student Athletes. How exciting it has been for our athletes and parents and what great memories and life lessons they will take with them as they move on after graduation.
Please consider becoming a Booster Club Board member. This year we will have quite a few board members leaving us due to graduation of their kids, and without additional Board members we will have a hard time delivering the level of support we have had over the past years.
Feel free to join us during one of our regular meetings held the 2nd Sunday of every month at 6pm at the DCG High School to see how you can help out, or give any of the members a call or an email to learn more.