Letter: A thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

By on September 13, 2012

For the past several months, the Kaneland Sports Boosters have been challenging local businesses and supporters to “Accept the Challenge” and help raise funds for the 2012 Castle Spirit Challenge. I am extremely humbled to write that over 70 companies, businesses and individuals contributed to the challenge and helped raise over $31,000 in funds, goods and services to help support the Kaneland Sports Boosters.

The purpose of the Kaneland Sports Boosters is to provide our athletes and coaches with the “extras” that the school budget cannot fund. Each year, the Boosters provide tens of thousands of dollars of raised funds to enhance our sports programs at Kaneland High School and Kaneland Harter Middle School. Over the past year, we have purchased: new goal posts at Peterson Field; a new sound system in the main high school gym; ImPact Concussion Assessment software for all high school athletes; a new pole vault pit, standards and mat system; new wall mats for the main gym; portable sound systems for outdoor sports; lodging and transportation for our state-qualifying athletes and teams; and many other important equipment needs. Additionally, we make an annual $1,000 donation to Special Olympics and award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating Kaneland seniors.

None of these funding needs would be met without the generous support of our Castle Spirit Challenge sponsors. Our 2012 Castle Spirit Challenge Sponsors are: Castle Bank, Elburn Herald, Harris Golf Cars, Kane County Chronicle, Windmill Custom Countertops, Delnor Express Care, Sign FX, G-Force Labels and Printing, McDonald’s – The Lardas Family, Ream’s Elburn Market, Rich Harvest Farms, Bob Jass Chevrolet, Brucher Machining, Delnor Health and Wellness, Fox Valley Orthopedics, Hair Directors, J&R Herra Inc, Mediacom, Old Second Bank, Paisano’s Pizza, Patrick J. Crimmins/Brady & Jensen, Pepsi Americas, Richwrap, Robinson’s Auto Repair, Vital Chiropractic, A&P Grain Systems, American Tree & Turf, Calamity Jane’s, Dan Borowiak Insurance Agency, Engineering Enterprises, Fairel Anne Design, Fox River Foods, Herff Jones, Hill’s Country Store, Hintzsche Fertilizer, Hughes Creek Golf Club, Kirhofer Sports, Papa G’s, Sugar Grove Fire Department Association, Sugar Grove Park District, Amazing Grace Antiques, Avalon Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Bills Creek Golf Course, Builder’s Asphalt, C&D Auto Repair, Cinemark Tinseltown, Cutz & Style, Emily Kay Salon, Green Acres Dry Cleaning, Harner’s Bakery, Image Awards & Engraving, Out’n About Daycare for Dogs, Source Therapeutic Massage, State Street Dance Studio, TAV Gaming, West Physical Therapy, and the entire Kaneland Sports Booster Board of Directors.

On behalf of the Kaneland Sports Boosters and the Kaneland High School and Middle School athletes and coaches, we would like to say thank you. We could not have done this without your generous support.

Ryan Delahanty
President, Kaneland Sports Boosters