I find myself drafting this letter the morning after the GRHS Baseball team captured the District Title in an extra inning thriller with a 5-3 victory over rival Foster. In fact, it has been a very exciting year for all Longhorn Athletic Programs. Many of our teams earned District Titles, UIL State Playoff Berths, and advanced deep into state playoff brackets, and we are still not done as our spring sports programs begin post-season play.
The GRHSABC would like to extend their congratulations to all our Coaches and Athletes for a very memorable year as well as our Best Wishes to those teams still competing. It is very exciting to see these young student-athletes building a legacy for future Longhorn generations. That is a testament to the entire GRHS community.
Like our sports teams the GRHSABC has accomplished much during this school year. As our sports programs increase in numbers so does the need for equipment, uniforms and training aids. Ensuring all our athletes and coaches have appropriate resources is a primary mission for the ABC. Through the hard work and dedication of the GRHSABC Board of Directors, Parent Reps, and numerous volunteers and through the generosity of our Corporate Sponsors and all of you who contributed to the ABC through membership and donations, I am pleased to announce the following highlights.
In 2013-14 the GRHSABC:
- Provided over $20,000 in financial assistance to Longhorn Sports Programs.
- Will award in the coming weeks, 7 scholarships worth a total of $12,000.
- 2nd Annual Boots & Bling Event raised close to $40,000.
- Increased membership to more than 130 Families
- Increased Corporate Sponsorship to more than 20 local businesses
- Approved 2014-2015 GRHSABC Budget / Presented 2013-2014 Financial Audit
- Elected 2014-2015 GRHSABC Board of Directors
We would like to thank our outgoing Board Members; Chad Yeaman, Kevin Duesterhoft and Jason D’Ambra and to congratulate and welcome our new Board Members; Lisa Watson, Jeff Galvan and Stuart Rimes.
Our Booster Club’s ability to assist Longhorn sports programs depends solely on our members, sponsors, and volunteers generosity. We encourage everyone to get involved, please feel free to contact any of our Board Members should you have questions or comments. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.
Have a great summer and see you next Year.
GRHS Athletic Booster Club