Booster grant over $25,000 annually to the athletic department to cover general operating cost. This money is critical. Currently, the pay to play fees that families pay only covers coach’s salaries and transportation cost. Gate fees/team level fundraising and booster donations pay for everything else! Just for some perspective…. the athletic department pays about $35,000 annually on officials/refs alone, that’s before any extras like new uniforms or equipment. Booster support is critical to keep pay to play fees as low as possible, while at the same time providing some of the operating funds for our teams and helping to buy the “extras”.