Booster Club Spotlight: Romans guides Yorktown's spirit

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Mary Romans is dedicated to ensuring that Yorktown athletics remains a proud tradition among the Wildcat faithful. Romans is in her 3rd year as president of the Yorktown Athletic Booster club, her 6th year in the club in total, and is enjoying her involvement with the Yorktown community as much as ever. “Everything is for the kids. We wouldn’t be successful without the entire community to raise well-rounded children.”

In addition to being booster club president, Romans is also the nurse of Yorktown High School. She credits her job with helping her keep communication open with the athletic program. “As president, I help work to plan and organize fundraisers, meetings, and make sure to keep everyone informed. Since I work at the school, it helps keep a good connection between the booster club and Yorktown athletics.

When it comes to traditions, the booster club has one of the most popular ones in Yorktown. Romans says “Our BBQ chicken cookout is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Families have been coming out for it for over 20 years. The original people behind the BBQ are now having their children and grandchildren come to the event. It’s a great time.” In addition, Romans states the booster club also sponsors a powerlifting meet as one of its annual fundraisers. The booster club’s main goal is to ensure the athletic department gets everything they need. Romans states “We help support all sports. Since we’re a small school, most kids are playing all sports anyway.” She wants to make sure that the Yorktown Wildcats know they can always count on their booster club. “We’ll take care of anything the coaches ask for. When a team runs out of budget and needs something, we get it.”

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