Since 2009, Michelle Goodson has dedicated all of her free time to doing everything she can to provide for her school’s athletic programs. As the president of the Mesquite All-Sports Booster Club for the past 8 years, she continues to be actively involved at her alma mater, supporting players and coaches the best she can.
Her love for helping out on the Mesquite campus started when she herself was a student there, and her mom was involved. “I really wanted to be actively involved in my daughter’s life, like my mom was, and I’ve just continued to do it ever since,” Goodson said.
With the help of parents, volunteers, and club members, the Mesquite booster club helps run concessions at all home games located at the Mesquite High School gym, create and sell sports programs, and helps with individual sport fundraising whenever they can. Goodson also takes it upon herself to take photos at all Mesquite varsity football games, and other sports as well.
“I just enjoy all of the sports at Mesquite,” Goodson said. “ I especially love seeing the kid’s faces when I am able to capture a cool photo of them doing something they love.”
Aside from concessions, the biggest fundraiser for the Mesquite booster club is their annual sports program. They sell advertisements to parents spotlighting their student, along with ads from local businesses and other organizations. These funds enable the club to be able to provide items for each sport, including scholarships at the end of every school year. All graduating senior athletes are eligible to fill out an application.
There is no denying the influence a booster club can have on a school, the players, and it’s community. At Mesquite High School, Goodson and the rest of the booster club are going above and beyond to make sure their school’s athletic programs have everything they need to succeed. Goodson’s main goal is to increase awareness of the booster club’s programs and expand participation every year.
“I encourage all parents and fans, whether their kids are still in school or not, to support Mesquite’s students and community.”
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