On the evening of 8/16, approximately fifty parents representing the athletic programs of James Clemens High School met in the cafeteria for the first annual All Sports Booster Meeting. In addition to reviewing the functions and procedures of a booster club or parent organization, including accounting and fundraising data, the parents also received a briefing on strategic plans that are in the works to improve the athletic facilities on the James Clemens High School campus. The plan involves three phases:
I. The addition of seating for 1000-1500 spectators at the James Clemens track and football practice field. This seating would allow for hosting of more events on campus, such as youth track meets, JV and ninth grade football which would be used as fundraisers for the program.
II. The construction of a multi-purpose indoor training facility. The indoor space will be turfed and is slated for use by multiple sports. The facility is planned to house expanded locker room space, concessions, and bathrooms as well.
III. Equipping the James Clemens practice football field with artificial turf and removable field goal posts. This phase would increase productivity on the field for football, and allow for hosting of on campus soccer contests.
The parent group agreed to continue to discuss fundraising ideas, with possibly two large events per year slated to raise funds earmarked for facility improvement. A copy of the facility powerpoint presentation is shared here. A copy of the booster information presentation is shared here.