Grosse Ile Athletic Boosters GO !
GI Athletic Booster Membership Letter
Like everything else in 2020, this annual letter to parents and residents is very different. We deeply feel the loss of all athletics in the Spring and some (as of this writing) for Fall 2020. Not surprisingly, the Grosse Ile Athletic Boosters continue to believe that high school athletics are a critical part of the development of individual students as well as the collective spirit of the student body and of the community as a whole.
The COVID pandemic and the response to it has robbed our students and the community of that benefit. For that reason, your Athletic Boosters will stand ready to assist GI Township Schools Administration in any way to try to field all or any of its teams as quickly (and safely) as possible. While we do not know what the rest of this year will hold, we expect that we will have new and different requests from GITS. In addition to PPE to enhance the safety of students or spectators, we are exploring technology to bring events to students, parents, and the whole community in case spectators are severely limited.
Now, as much as ever, the Athletic Boosters need to be prepared to continue that support. We can’t do that without your continued support as members. It is important that you know that we do not ask this lightly and without significant hesitation. We understand that the uncertainty of this year could impact your ability to join for the ’20-’21 school year. We also understand that there may be severely limited athletic competition this year, which may actually mean that there is less need for Booster funds. However, we believe that it is wise that we are prepared to jump in anywhere we can make a difference to support GITS’ efforts to get our students on the courts and fields.
If it turns out that the needs for our funds is less this year, we pledge to carefully protect your funds and stand ready to put them to use in future years. Funds raised through our membership drive, comedy show, golf outing, legacy brick sales, and concessions support all of our sports teams. Our ability to conduct some of these fundraisers will obviously be compromised this year, which is why this membership drive is our best chance to fund our operations.
In addition to any unique needs, we will continue to provide varsity letters, varsity uniforms, certificates and plaques, and four Athletic Booster scholarships of $1000.00 each to graduating seniors.
The Athletic Boosters Club is again offering two levels of sponsorship for the 2020-2021 academic school year. The “Red” level provides membership and a premium GIABC item for $95.00. The “Gray” level will provide membership for $55.00.
With Sincere Thanks, Jay Frucci, President