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Back the Tribe; Join BHS All-Sports Boosters, Buy Discounted Game Tickets and Football Parking Spot

By Julie Perine on August 11, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Regardless of the season, Bridgeport loves the Tribe. By becoming a member of the Bridgeport High School All-Sports Boosters, fans can become an integral part of Indian athletics.
 
Currently underway is a membership drive for the 2017-2018 school year. Money raised through annual membership dues of $25 – combined with concession sales throughout the year and other fundraising efforts – enable the boosters to keep the BHS athletic program running.
 
“We use that money to provide out-of-county meals for athletes in all sports covered under boosters, to pay some referees and donate money to the BHS Alumni & Friends Foundation annual dinner,” said BHS All-Sports Boosters President Brenda Friel. “We provide end-of-the-year college scholarships (BHS Boosters and Larry Burner Memorial Scholarship) for BHS seniors who apply and we also donate money back to the school. We always give about $10,000 back to the school each year for the athletic fund. Last year, we provided $20,000 to the new (Wayne Jamison Field) turf project.”
 
Boosters also raise money through on-site advertising at Bridgeport’s athletic field. Signs can be rented for a two-year period, Friel said.
Sports covered under the All-Sports Boosters include all levels of BHS football, girls and boys soccer, girls and boys cross country, girls and boys track, basketball, volleyball, baseball, golf, softball, wrestling, cheerleading, swimming and new to this year’s boosters, BHS dance line.
 
Booster membership entitlements include an invitation to attend monthly meetings of the All-Sports Boosters and to become an active club participant. Members may also purchase discount season passes to home football games – covering varsity, junior varsity and freshman games – as well as purchase a football parking pass in the lot just in front of Wayne Jamison Field, valid for all home varsity football games. Student athletes of All-Sports Boosters members are eligible to apply for the scholarships, sponsored by the organization, at the end of the school year.
 
Also included with memberships is the opportunity to purchase discounted LIVE streaming of some of this year’s varsity games including football, soccer, basketball and baseball – and potentially volleyball. (Read more HERE.)
 
Names of members who return All-Sports Boosters membership application and payment by this Saturday will be included in the 2017 BHS Football Program. Membership forms and checks for dues can be sent to All-Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 1101, Bridgeport, WV 26330. 
 
Season tickets and parking passes ordered will be mailed to members prior to the first home game, scheduled for Sept. 1 as the Tribe takes on the Wheeling Park Patriots, Membership Chair Sam Olivio said.
 
As has been tradition in recent years, a video has been created featuring BHS student athletes. A project of Ross Marra Productions, the video will be shown on the scoreboard prior to all home varsity football games.
 
“It’s a way to encourage people to join the Boosters, plus the kids get to be in it and it’s something they look forward to for their senior year,” Friel said.
 
Joining Friel on the All-Sports Boosters Board are Vice President Becky Stanley, Secretary Alicia Swiger, Treasurer Justina Ogden and Members at Large Andy Bowen, Stacey DeMotto and Bobbi Jo Harbert.
 
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Boosters raised more than $30,000 through membership dues, concession sales and other fundraisers.
 
Download a membership form HERE. See the 2017 BHS varsity football schedule HERE.
 
Editor's Note: Pictured are members of this year's BHS varsity football  team in pre-season practice and the BHS student section at a home game last season. 
 
See this year's BHS All-Sports Boosters video featuring senior student athletes below. 
 
 



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