Spartan booster club raising funds with golf outing

Sandy Hull
The Ridgewood Spartan Booster Club is planning its second annual golf outing Saturday, Aug. 7, at Valley View Club, rural Cambridge. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The outing is limited to 144 players with a four person best ball format. For more information, contact Michelle Steider at 714-0927. Getting ready for the event are Andrew Steider and Kalli Humphrey, two students who play sports for Ridgewood.

    The Ridgewood Spartan Booster Club is preparing for its second annual golf outing Saturday, Aug. 7, at Valley View Club, rural Cambridge.

    Hole sponsors and corporate sponsors are being sought. The outing is limited to 144 players, with the outing being played on a four person best ball format.

    The outing will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.

    During its first year of existence, 68 families between Cambridge and Woodhull joined the club.

    The club’s main fundraisers were the golf outing, working concession stands and selling Ridgewood Spartan apparel.

    A total of $13,500 was raised since August of 2009.

    During the year, the group approved purchasing four dozen Baden game balls for baseball, for a total amount of $184 and one Easton baseball bat for $300.

    For football, the group purchased 50 practice jerseys and 50 practice pants, total $1,300; and 50 white jerseys, 50 navy jerseys and 50 pants (game uniforms) for $7,638.50.

    The Cross Country team received a EZ/Up Tent with four side panels for $389.99.

    For girls basketball, the group bought six Baden basketballs and two clipboards.

    The softball team received a Stealth Clarity bat for $199.99, three dozen Wilson game balls for $183.60, three Schutt Air5 helmets and face guards for $86.70 and six more softball uniforms since there were not enough for every girl on the team.

    For volleyball, one tandem net antenna was approved at $70. They also received 10 Baden VX-450C practice balls at $304.90 and four Baden VX5E game balls at $191.96.

    In boys basketball, the group purchased six Baden basketballs at $252. Total expenditures approved were $11,379.64.

    The club tabled some other items and some were denied.

    “As a board, we are very pleased with the funds raised during this first year,” stated Michelle Steider, president of the club. “In addition to meeting the original goal of purchasing new football uniforms and practice uniforms, we are able to purchase requested items for all sports in order to satisfy their needs for the 2010-11 athletic season.”

    For more information, contact Steider at 714-0927.