A young organization in Clinton that supports the youth of the community continues to grow.
The Clinton Athletic Boosters has been rejuvenated in the past several years. Vice President of the Boosters, Mike Walker explains they have found Board members who have children involved in the programs, and they have come up with various forms of involvement. He explains they have two types of memberships to keep those in the community active and involved in the Boosters.
The Boosters are trying to make community support towards all the athletic programs a priority among their members. Walker says they want the kids to know the community is behind them and they support them, and he says they are asking members to come out to the events and just be there to watch. He feels that can go a long way in the success of the programs.
One of the Boosters biggest fundraisers is coming up in early March. The Maroon Madness event, according to Walker, the event is a reverse raffle where the boosters gives you an opportunity to walk away with $500. Ticks are one hundred dollars gets four adults into the event and gets you dinner and a chance at the various prizes. A silent auction will be held as well.
The silent auction includes St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a donated computer, a donated car from Douglas Dodge. Last year was the first year for the event and raised over $11-thousand. The event is March 3 at the Clinton Elks and is $100 for four adults.
For more information on how to get involved with the Clinton Athletic Boosters or more information on their Maroon Madness event you can contact the Clinton Schools athletics departments or Brain Ennis, the Boosters President or any other Board Member.