Founded in 1977, the Boosters Club encourages and supports strong interscholastic athletic and physical education programs at Country Day. Each year parents volunteer their time and expertise to support our athletes through a variety of community-building, spirit-promotion, and fundraising activities.
There are many ways to volunteer and get involved with the Boosters Club. Review the positions below and then sign up online! For questions, please contact Ellen and Warren Holland, 2017–18 Boosters Club Presidents, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership (Elizabeth and Dan Tierney, email@example.com, and Susan and Pat Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers help sell Boosters memberships at various events in the fall such as the lemonade party, Middle School Athletic Night, new student orientations, and home football games. Volunteers also help to mail membership materials to members who join.
Annual Boosters Golf Outing (Whit Wilks, email@example.com, and Amy and Chuck Fonville, firstname.lastname@example.org)
This annual event is one of Boosters largest fundraisers. Volunteers are needed to help build teams for the event, solicit sponsors, marketing, and check-in.
Fall Concessions (Ellen and Josh Thomas, email@example.com, Ann and Matthew Ricks, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Catherine and Biff Powell, email@example.com)
Concession volunteers needed to help with setup, shift work, or cleanup in The Hut at Belk Stadium and The Pavilion. A great way to make new friends or spend time with old ones. See our Bucs in action from the concession stand window!
Winter Concessions (Carol and Tom Giardi, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Genie and Chris Scheurer, email@example.com)
Concession volunteers needed for help with setup, shift work, or cleanup. A great way to make new friends or spend time with old ones.
Spring Concessions (Lorraine and Steve Roberson, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Helen and Joe Richardson, email@example.com)
Concession volunteers needed to help with setup, shift work, or cleanup in Belk Stadium Concessions and The Pavilion.
Middle School Concessions (Romy and John Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Concession volunteers needed to help with setup, shift work, or cleanup during fall Middle School football games.
Winter Tickets (Sinclair and David Gillespie, email@example.com, and Corinne and Rob Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers needed with ticket sales during home varsity basketball games in Bruton Smith Athletic Center. Go Bucs!
Merchandise/Spirit Items (Ann and Wellford Tabor, email@example.com, and Elizabeth and Bart Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers help sell Country Day spirit and logo items during school events such as the Lemonade Party, Big Saturday, and home football games.
Upper School Spirit (Pirrie and Marty Bingham, email@example.com)
Spirit Days for Upper School athletes take place on campus in the fall, winter, and spring. Volunteers needed to help serve snacks and drinks. Dates TBD by chair.
Middle School Spirit (Laura and Gary Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers needed at the Middle School campus to help with a NEW three-day Fall Middle School Spirit Week selling concessions and assisting with other spirit related activities.
Lower School Spirit (Sally and Pete Brown, email@example.com)
Be a part of this fun, family tradition before a football game in the fall and other sporting events in the winter and spring sport seasons. Utilize your creative talents, coordinate fun activities, or help by handing out free giveaways and prizes or volunteering in concessions.
BucSports Magazine and Historian (Ellie and Buckley Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Sarah and Ben Dobson, email@example.com)
Publication of BucSports to highlight sports teams in Middle and Upper School. Volunteers work with school staff in gathering photos for printers. Volunteers needed to solicit advertisements for the publication. Graphic design experience helpful.
Homecoming Cookout (Granice and Skott Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Families look forward to the Annual Homecoming Cookout before the varsity football homecoming game. Volunteers needed to help with setup, ticket collection, and cleanup. Great food, great football, and great memories!
Special Events (Sarah and Walter Price, email@example.com, and Kathleen and Michael Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Several sports host pre-season jamborees or tournaments throughout the year. Volunteers are needed primarily for concessions and selling tickets.
Special Olympics (Sarah and Walter Price, email@example.com, and Kathleen and Michael Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Concession stand workers needed for setup, shift work, and cleanup when Country Day hosts the Special Olympics. This is a great opportunity for Lower and Middle School parents to see Upper School students engage in community service.
Coaches' Appreciation Dinner (Granice and Skott Smith, email@example.com)
A special night to thank and recognize the coaching staff. Volunteers needed with event setup, decorations, and check-in table. Volunteers also help to gather raffle items given to coaches.
Grill Masters (Parmele and Caldwell Calame, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers needed to man the Boosters Grill for events throughout the year, such as Spirit Nights, Jamboree, Golf Tournament, Special Olympics, and other tournaments.
President: Ellen and Warren Holland, email@example.com
Past President: Amanda and Jim Dunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect: Parmele and Caldwell Calame, email@example.com
Treasurer: Katie and Andy Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Nancy and Steve Sasz, email@example.com
Banquets: Granice and Skott Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Ashley and Karl Kleiderer, email@example.com
Middle School Concessions: Romy and John Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School Spirit: Sally and Pete Brown, email@example.com
Middle School Spirit: Laura and Gary Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper School Spirit: Pirrie and Marty Bingham, email@example.com
Grill Master: Parmele and Caldwell Calame, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boosters Club encourages and supports strong interscholastic athletic and physical education programs at Country Day. Money is raised mainly through membership fees, concession sales, ticket sales, merchandise sales, and the annual golf outing.
Boosters Club members at all levels receive passes for their immediate family members, which allow free admittance to all regular season home football and basketball contests.
Membership is available at various levels:
- Captains Club ($250)
Includes preferred parking at home football games, home game admittance for immediate family members (including grandparents) noted on the membership form, recognition in printed materials, and Captain's Club decal.
- Buccaneer Booster ($100)
Includes home game admittance for immediate family members noted on the membership form, recognition in printed materials, and Boosters Club decal.
- Bucs for Life ($300)
Available for families whose youngest child has graduated from Country Day. "Bucs for Life" receive a membership card entitling them to a lifetime of free admission to all home football and basketball games.
Always appreciated (tax deductible)!
For questions, please e-mail Boosters Club Membership chairs, Elizabeth Tierney and Susan Pierce, at email@example.com.
Founded in 1977, the Boosters Club encourages and supports strong interscholastic athletic and physical education programs at Country Day. Each year parents volunteer their time and expertise to support our athletes through a variety of fund-raising, spirit-promotion and community-building activities. Boosters membership is open to all parents, alumni, and friends.
Boosters organize spirit events for all divisions, including two Lower School Spirit Nights, as well as pizza dinners for Middle School athletes, the Homecoming Cookout, and Annual Golf Outing. An annual highlight is the Coaches’ Appreciation Dinner, which announces the winners of the Carl Bolick Coaching Award honoring excellence of character, sportsmanship, and service.
Volunteers stay busy throughout the year selling concessions at sporting events and Special Olympics, managing ticket and merchandise sales, participating in Big Saturday, and producing the BucSport Year in Review magazine.
One of the primary purposes of the Boosters Club is to assist the school in purchasing athletic equipment that benefits every student. Coaches and PE teachers submit specific funding requests through an allocation process administered by the Boosters Club Board. Since 2005, more than $600,000 has been allocated to fund items benefitting students.
Boosters revenue supports:
- Lower and Middle School Spirit Nights
- State-of-the-art strength and conditioning equipment for male and female athletes
- State championship recognitions (jackets, plaques)
- Country Day apparel for coaches and athletes
- Charter buses for some non-conference games and Spring Break tournaments
- Field and facility improvements (field hockey and lacrosse fields, Waterboy Inline System, US Pavilion)
- Specialty sports equipment (cross-country watches, baseball screen, wrestling mats, soccer goals for 3v3 training)
- Pre-season team building and training opportunities (cheerleading, basketball)
- Continuing education and appreciation for coaches and PE teachers