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Lincoln Boosters Club is small but ambitious

Fighting for Fighting Zebras
By: Joshua Gutierrez/News Messenger Correspondent
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The Lincoln High School Booster Club is an alliance of the community brought together for the sole purpose of assisting the school in its pursuit of educating future generations. In response to statewide budget cuts, booster clubs seek to raise money in an effort to assist all programs with shrinking budgets. The efforts of these organizations help bring in much-needed athletic equipment for every sport. These organizations share no affiliation with the faculty or district, though all fundraisers and events are approved by the school. The time the members of these groups put in is a remarkable demonstration of gratitude shown toward extracurricular activities that seek to benefit student education. What separates Lincoln High’s booster club from those of Del Oro and Granite Bay is the membership. Third-year president Marilyn Courage said greater participation was part of the Booster’s mission. “If we get more people involved,” said Courage. “We can do more for the school.” On that topic, Courage welcomes any and all individuals with that mission in mind. As for businesses, the president was enthusiastic over the potential local companies contributing to the club. “If there is any business who wants to know where they can put some money,” said Courage with a large smile on her face. “Oh my goodness, can we tell them places!” Any new member will quickly see that even though the club is small, the organization boasts a well-structured hierarchy. In Courage’s words, “We are not a social club.” The club is officially recognized as a nonprofit organization capable of receiving grants and tax exemptions. The club’s officers are like that of a presidential cabinet. Under Courage are Debbie Snook and Dennice Stearns serving as co-vice presidents, secretary Tera Props, web coordinator Maria Gonzalez, and treasurer Tobyann Faingold. Along with the support of the membership, these individuals have put in motion a 2012-13 season that won’t disappoint. On Sept. 3, the Boosters will proudly present the 9th-annual Labor Day Fun Run, with all proceeds going to the Lincoln High cross-country team. The event is a race or walk of endurance as the track maneuvers across the trails of Twelve Bridges Drive. On Sept. 8, the Boosters will help support the school band with a pancake breakfast at Veterans Hall, 7-11 a.m. But the biggest fundraiser of the year is the Zebra Classic Golf Tournament held at Turkey Creek Country Club. On September 28, a host of golfers will play in support of all Fighting Zebras’ athletics and clubs. For more information on the Lincoln High School Boosters call (916) 672-1408 or visit lhs.wpusd.k12.ca.us/parents/parentgroups/boosters/. The mailing address is P.O. Box 763, Lincoln CA 95648 or e-mail Courage at daddycourage@yahoo.com or Faingold at zebrabooster@earthlink.net.