Softball Booster Club Organizes Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

By Nicolle Duvall, Reporter

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  • Customers at the restaurant stand in line.

  • Second baseman Sofia Figueroa ’19 stops by to order and counts her change.

  • JV player Olivia Meyers ’20 waits in line.

  • Juniors Chelsea Terranova, Justin Wilde, Haily Lozano, and Autumn Koch sit around the table together.

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The Lady Warriors’ softball team held their first fundraiser of the year on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Chick-fil-A on Lake Creek. From 5:30 p.m to 8 p.m., customers were able to request to support the softball team, and a percentage of proceeds were given to the team’s booster club. As a result, players, students, parents, and faculty members crowded the restaurant to enjoy both waffle fries and the satisfaction of contributing to the program.

According to coach Lanea Meyer, the booster club is currently unaware of how successful the fundraiser was and is waiting to hear from the company. While dates have not yet been set, another Chick-fil-A night has been planned. Players believe that this fundraiser is much simpler than other types of fundraisers, as it only requires the team to advertise to other students.

“We needed some funds for new equipment, so our booster club president suggested we do a Chick-fil-A fundraiser,” Coach Meyer said. “We sent stuff out on Twitter, Instagram, and posted some posters around the school. We also went on the announcements the morning of and the morning before.”

As of the last 10 or so years, the annual golf tournament at Twin Creeks Country Club has been softball’s main financial contributor. However, last year’s tournament was cancelled due to a lack of participants. As a result, new fundraisers this year are aimed at reaching a greater number of people, specifically students.

“Not many people were interested in golf, nor did they have friends or family members who were,” Sofia Figueroa ‘19 said. “I think everyone would rather spend money on good food and fun stuff like that.”

In addition, the team will be announcing another fundraiser to replace the golf tournament. A softball-hosted dodgeball tournament will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, in which there will be 10 members on one team and a $100 fee per team ($10 per member). Prizes for first place, decorations, and other categories will be given.

“Hopefully everyone will come out to support and put a team in the dodgeball tournament,” Coach Meyer said.

Although softball season does not begin until spring, it’s expected to be an overall interesting year. Besides the new fundraisers, the team has been placed under a different head coach this year. Coach Meyer replaced long-time former coach Tiffany Wheeler, who left the program in order to coach at Concordia University. New policies and other related changes will demonstrate their effectiveness as the season draws closer.