Spring Lake Athletic Booster Lift Lakers to New Level

Spring Lake Athletic Booster Lift Lakers to New Level

Amaya Wiseman, Reporter

As the fall sports season comes to an end, the Spring Lake Athletic Boosters Club looks forward to continuing to help fund Spring Lake student athletes by organizing fundraisers. The fundraising events are worked by parents and most recently, high school seniors. By working concession stands ranging from football to soccer to volleyball, the Spring Lake Athletic Boosters use the money raised to help fund coaches’ wish lists, as well as any expenses needed to cover athletes attending state competitions. 


Last year, the Spring Lake Athletic Boosters raised about $20,000 towards coach wish lists. This year, “Our goal is to completely staff the concessions in order to raise money for student athletes and honor every wish made on the coach’s wish lists’ ‘ said Michelle Wahlberg, the president of the Spring Lake Athletic Boosters. Past wishes have included team duffle bags, matching warm ups and sports equipment . They also run a fundraiser the first Monday of each month at Marcos Pizza, and every third Wednesday of the month at Butches Beach Burritos. On these days, if you mention the Spring Lake Athletic Boosters, they will donate a percentage of the funds to Spring Lake sports.


A recent, and much appreciated addition, to the volunteer staff this year has been Spring Lake high school seniors. Seniors have been able to earn their required senior hours by helping staff concession stands. “We have really loved having them,” said Michelle Wahlberg. The Athletic Booster Board is also run by Nancy Bush,Vice President and Beverage Coordinator, Marissa Tosterud, Secretary and Social Media Coordinator, Janice Judge, Treasurer, and finally Megan Braidwood, Food Coordinator.


If you would like to learn more about the Spring Lake Athletic Boosters or how to get involved, you can follow them on their Instagram or Facebook (Instagram-slathleticboosters) (Facebook-SpringLakeAthleticBoosters). Michelle Wahlberg said, “Working concessions is a ton of fun. It’s very hard work, it gets really busy, but it’s a great way for parents to get to know other parents”