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Eagles News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN

New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)


Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)


Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)


To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Eagles News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN

Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:


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Eagles News · NCHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN

Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the NCHSAA 2017-18 Sports Calendar. Feel free to bookmark!


Start Date – Jul. 31

First Contest – Aug. 14


July 3 – 9, 2017, July 17 – 23, 2017


Reporting Deadline – October 11; 3pm

Regional – October 16 or 17

State – October 23-24


Seeding – October 19

1st Round – October 21

2nd Round – October 24

3rd Round – October 26

4th Round – October 28

Regional – October 31

State – November 4



Reporting Deadline – October 16; 3pm

Regional – October 20-21

State – October 27-28


Bracketing – October 16

1st Round – October 18

2nd Round – October 24

3rd Round – October 30

Regional – November 1

State – November 4


Reporting Deadline – October 20; 3pm

Regional – October 28

State – November 4


Seeding – October 30

1st Round – November 1

2nd Round – November 4

3rd Round – November 8

4th Round – November 11

Regional – November 14

State – November 18


December 2


1st Practice – July 31

1st Scrimmage – August 9

1st Date – August 18


1st Round – November 10

2nd Round – November 17

3rd Round – November 24

Regionals – December 1

State – December 8-9


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Girls Varsity Tennis · Girl’s Tennis Schedule Complete

The 2017 Girl’s Tennis schedule is now complete.


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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · FB Scrimmage @Havelock Aug 9th

Mark your calendars for August 9th, 7pm at Havelock High School where Havelock, New Bern, West Craven, Kinston, Hoggard, East Carteret, Bedingfield and SE Halifax will scrimmage previewing the football teams for the first time in 2017!!! $5 admission!!!

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Multiple Teams · 7th & 8th Grade Basketball Camp Deadline Friday

Friday, June 23rd is the deadline to pre-register for the Rising 7th & 8th Grade Boy’s & Girl’s Elite Basketball Camp.

The Elite Basketball Camp runs next Monday, June 26th & Tuesday, June 27th from 6-8pm in Lorenzo Jones Gymnasium.

Cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt.

Pre-register to by Friday.



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Eagles News · WC Boy’s Soccer Summer Skill Development Info.

WC Boy’s Soccer summer skill development started tonight (June 13th) at WC Park.

For more information, contact Coach Evans at


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Multiple Teams · 5th & 6th Grade Junior Eagles Elite Basketball Camp

WC Basketball will host a rising 5th & 6th grade Boys & Girls Junior Eagles Elite Basketball Camp on Wednesday, July 19th & Thursday, July 20th from 6-8.00pm in Lorenzo Jones Gymnasium.
Elite Camp Fee: $50 & includes an Elite tee, a basketball & snacks.
The Elite Camp is limited to only 20 spots.
You must pre-register by Friday, July 14th by e-mail to Coach Fernandez at
Elite Camp Flyer 5th & 6th Grade:  WC_JrEaglesEliteCamp_5&6

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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · WC Football Skill Development Starts June 13

The 2017 WC Football season begins today at 5pm.  Football skill development begins at 5pm tonight and runs Tues-Wed-Thur this week at WCHS.

Contact Coach Twichell at for more information.

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Multiple Teams · 7th-8th Grade Basketball Elite Camp

WC Basketball will host a rising 7th & 8th grade Boys & Girls Elite Basketball Camp on Monday, June 26th & Tuesday, June 27th from 6-8.00pm in Lorenzo Jones Gymnasium.

Elite Camp Fee:  $50 & includes a tee & snacks.

The Elite Camp is limited to only 20 spots.

You must pre-register by Friday, June 23rd by e-mail to Coach Fernandez at

Elite Camp flyer is here:  WC_EliteCamp_7&8