Kip Ewing has held various positions inside the Grapevine Football Booster Club, so he understands how to run a successful booster club campaign. He’s currently in his second term as president. He was also the freshman representative in 2011, and vice president in 2012 and 2014.
The booster club wants locals to get excited about their local team, so it hosts tailgates prior to each home game. The local support should grow this season because the tailgates are open to the public and the food is free. Ewing hopes to see banners and posters around town so it can be a community affair. He plans to reach out to the community because there are unused fundraising opportunities.
The booster club’s community efforts were on display for the annual rivalry between the area’s two high schools, and it received support from two football sponsors. Frost Bank supported the Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine tailgate financially, and Red Dog Right provided the food. The booster club’s partnership with Red Dog Right seems to be a perfect fit because they both want to serve their community. The restaurant is also scheduled to serve food at the senior night tailgate.
The booster club does great things for the football program, but it wouldn’t accomplish those tasks without a dedicated team of volunteers, which fills in the gaps that the school budget cannot provide. Ewing wants to provide the athletes with a better working environment so they can be successful. The booster club has achieved this by providing the football team with new equipment, helmets and uniforms, and making repairs to the weight room. It also provides eight $1,000 scholarships to senior football players, awarded via an essay contest.
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