What Boosters Are Doing For West Aurora Athletics

Since 1970, the Blackhawk Sports Boosters mission is to provide volunteer and financial support for all athletic programs across the West Aurora school district.

 

The West Aurora Blackhawk Sports Boosters consists of parents and community volunteers who provide support, promote, and build upon one of the finest athletic programs in Illinois. We take an active role to support and promote school spirit and pride in making West Aurora High School athletic programs and school events memorable experiences for our student athletes and fans.

In just the past 36 years, the Boosters have contributed over $2.1 million for athletics in West Aurora, including:

  • $51,500 to Middle School athletics.
  • $53,750 in scholarships for student athletes.
  • $593,822 for capital improvements to facilities at West High

 

Be A Part Of It!

The Blackhawk Sports Boosters provide an unmatched level of volunteer & financial support:

  • Offer concessions, sports programs, and spirit wear for our fans during athletic events.
  • Provide volunteers to assist high school home athletic events.
  • Directly finance the purchase of equipment & supplies that benefit every sport level.
  • Consistently finance significant capital projects that enhance High School athletic facilities.
  • Sponsor; Fall & Winter Jamboree Introduction Nights; Sports Hall of Fame; Senior Night events; and the year-end Excellence in Athletics Banquet.
  • Merit four (4) $500 Janis Lapsa Athletic Scholarships for senior student-athletes annually.
  • Young Hearts for Life: cover costs for all West Aurora athletes to complete heart testing.
  • Annually provide financial support for our four middle school athletic programs

Fund Raising Agenda

In 2021-22 Boosters will contribute $60,000 in support of all athletic programs. In addition, for teams and school groups that work in our concession stands, an additional $12,000 may be distributed to those programs out of the sales, raising the total contributions to athletics to over $72,000.

Primary sources of revenue:

  • Concession Sales
  • Annual Blackhawk Golf Outing
  • Corporate Sponsor Ads
  • Specialty sales items
  • Memberships: 200+ individuals, businesses & groups
  • Donations, Individual gifts & Memorials
  • Yard signs

At a time when West Aurora District #129 faces financial challenges and uncertainties, like so many other districts, the proceeds from all Booster events are more important than ever for West Aurora to continue to build on one of the finest athletic programs in Illinois.

Stadium Complex Modernization Campaign:

The Blackhawk Boosters have committed to raise and contribute $250,000 for the modernization of the stadium complex and its new concessions area over the next 3 – 5 years. Please consider a donation for the development of a first-class venue for students, fans, and our District 129 community. https://blackhawksportsboosters.org

Commemorative Bricks: Consider leaving a lasting mark with the purchase of an engraved brick in the new Gateway Entrance to the Ormond Stadium. https://Thatsmybrick.com/blackhawkboosters

Financial support has recently provided:

In 2021-22 Boosters will contribute $60,000 in support of all athletic programs. In addition, for teams and school groups that work in our concession stands, an additional $12,000 may be distributed to those programs out of the sales, raising the total contributions to athletics to over $72,000.

Primary sources of revenue:

  • Stadium press box & Concession stand
  • All-weather track
  • Tennis court wind screens & landscaping
  • Stadium Turf
  • Wall coverings Vet Fieldhouse
  • Gym digital scoreboards
  • Wrestling E-Z flex mats
  • Baseball / Softball: home plate turf / wind screens
  • Football blocking sleds
  • Soccer scoreboards & bench covers
  • Swimming record boards
  • Track timing system & hurdles
  • Volleyball poles & floor fixtures
  • Medical cart for athletic trainers

Matching Funds or Special Corporate Donations

The West Aurora Blackhawk Sports Boosters is a designated 501(c)3 charitable organization. Does your company or organization give matching money for donations to charitable organizations or have a program of donating funds to communities where they do business? If your company has such a program and you need additional documentation or information for an application for the funds, please contact the West Aurora Blackhawk Sports Boosters through the West High Athletic Director’s office – 630-301-5582 – or the Boosters at 2112 W. Galena Blvd., #8-187, Aurora, IL 60506.

We Need You!

Boosters have provided thousands of volunteer hours over the years in support of athletic events and programs. Please, we need your help to keep our athletic programs strong and competitive.

Our Sports Boosters board meetings are generally held on the second Monday of every month. All members are welcome to attend.

GO BLACKHAWKS!