Letter: Thank you from Kaneland Sports Boosters

By on March 27, 2014

On Saturday, March 15, Kaneland Sports Boosters hosted its “Knight to Remember” spring fundraiser. The night included a Red Woody concert, silent auction and a number of raffles, highlighted by our grand prize raffle. I am extremely humbled to write that over 70 companies, businesses, teams and individuals contributed to the fundraiser, and over 250 supporters attended to help raise thousands to help support the Kaneland sports programs.

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 Harter Middle School. Over the past year, we have purchased shooting machines for basketball, spiking machines for volleyball, elliptical training equipment for wrestling, a new electronic timing and video system for track, outdoor tents for cross country and track, every game ball used by our fall, winter and spring sports teams, lodging and transportation for our State-qualifying athletes and teams, and many other important equipment needs. Additionally, we made our annual $1,000 donation to Special Olympics, a $1,000 donation the Washington High School Athletic Department Tornado Relief Fund, and will award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating Kaneland seniors.

None of these funding needs would be met without the generous support of our “Knight to Remember” supporters. We would like to thank the following supporters for their contributions and help at the “Knight to Remember” spring fundraiser: Ace Hardware of Aurora, Alice’s Ice Cream, Anderson Fitness Studio, Anne Shaw, Annette and Dick Theobald, Audrey Ritchey, Bob McCaffrey, Bob Septic, Bob Davidson of HD Backhoe, Boombah of Batavia, Bryan Zwemke, Cadence Fitness and Health, Cadence Health Center, Catering Gourmet, Castle Bank, Cindy Babich, Couture Tan, Dawn Wilkinson, Eddie Gaedel’s, Elburn Car Wash, Emily Kay Salon, Ernie Colombe, Fairview Dental, Fireside Restaurant, Genoa Pizza of Sugar Grove, Great Clips of Sugar Grove, the Guerra Family, Harner’s Bakery, Hair Cuttery, Hair Directors, Heather Espe, It’s Raining Cats & Dogs, Julie Jones, Joann Sleezer, Kelly Woods, Kirhoffers Sporting Goods, Kaneland High School sports teams and coaches, Kaneland Harter Middle School sports teams and coaches, Kim Stanley, KingWok 47, Kristi Parrott, Laurie Hannula Photography, Linda Ross, Lindstrom Chiropractic, Lois Kral, Matt Suhey, Mindy Maloney, Mychelle Prichard, Nanette’s Giving Boutique, Norma and Jay Strang, Open Range Southwest Grill, Paisano’s Pizza, Rachel Muckerheide, Ream’s Elburn Market, the Redman Family, Renew Salon, Roxanne Sowell, Salon Derganto, Schmidt’s Towne Tap, Scott and Melanie Kuhar, Shanne Kuipers, Sign FX, Snap Fitness, Tracy Healy, the Thielk Family, Vaughn Athletic Center, Vera Bradley Corporation, Walter Payton Foundation, West Physical Therapy, Zizi Nail Salon, and the many Sports Booster members who committed long hours to making this event a success.

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

Ryan Delahanty
President, Kaneland Sports Boosters