Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of local businesses, community groups and volunteers, Gananda Sports Boosters has been able to implement many exciting upgrades and enhancements to the Gananda athletic experience. All projects were made possible through community donations and Sports Boosters funds.
It all started with the generous donation from the Gananda Bandits soccer program in March. With that donation, Gananda Sports Boosters was able to purchase many of the materials to build the press box as well as a new sound system. Fortunately, Sports Boosters has been able to keep costs down due to the expertise of hardworking community members and student volunteers, who logged in countless hours building the two-story structure. Sports Boosters' press box will give announcers the birds-eye view for sporting events on the field. While perched in the first-ever press box in Gananda, announcers will broadcast using the new sound system, which sits atop a beautiful blue granite countertop graciously donated and installed by Rocky Mountain Countertops.
Next, Tops Markets stepped up with an incredibly generous donation of funds to purchase and install a magnificent scrolling message scoreboard for the soccer/lacrosse field. The scrolling message board will provide opportunities for in-game messaging and advertising.
Lowe's of Macedon has also been a huge supporter of all projects. They have provided Sports Boosters with both materials discounts and expertise toward realizing all of these projects.
Additionally, Gananda Sports Boosters was provided donated funds on behalf of the Gananda Youth Sports Association and Panther Attack Wrestling. These funds are being used to purchase and install the first-ever electronic scoreboards for both the baseball and softball fields. Generous community members are donating their time, expertise and equipment to make installation of these scoreboards possible.
Lastly, but certainly not the least, spectators and athletes will notice a beautiful addition to the entrance of the fields and track by way of a flower garden put together by community volunteers with the generous donation by Wayside Gardens and Morrison Excavating.
Mark’s Pizza of Walworth is another community business that has been a huge and generous supporter of Gananda Sports Boosters. Year after year, Mark’s has provided our organization and athletic teams with various ways to raise funds. Monies raised goes directly to individual teams, allowing coaches to purchase items which keeps individual player costs down. Training equipment, team wear or team functions are supported through these fundraising opportunities offered by Mark’s Pizza.
All of these projects have been coordinated and facilitated by Gananda Sports Boosters. Funds have been either donated by generous community supporters or through various fundraising activities such as concessions and the sale of spirit wear or fundraising events like Monte Carlo Night and Family Spring Fling. Later in September, they will be selling Yankee Candles and again having a Monte Carlo Night on Nov. 2 at Blue Heron Country Club.
Page 2 of 2 - The selfless generosity of our local businesses and community members will be felt by all those that visit Gananda’s many sporting event opportunities. A heart-felt thanks goes out to all involved in making this possible in supporting and enhancing the experience for our students, athletes and fans while attending Gananda sporting events. Sports Boosters meets on a monthly basis and is open to the community. For more information on Sports Boosters, visit www.gananda.org and under the athletics tab click on Sports Boosters.