For the past several months, the Kaneland Sports Boosters have been challenging local businesses and supporters to “Accept the Challenge” and help raise funds for the 2011 Castle Spirit Challenge. I am extremely humbled to write that over 60 companies, businesses and individuals contributed to the Challenge and helped raise over $25,000 in funds, goods and services to help support the Kaneland Sports Boosters.
The purpose of the Kaneland Sports Boosters is to provide our athletes and coaches with the extras that the school budget cannot fund. Each year, the Boosters provide tens of thousands of dollars of raised funds to enhance our sports programs at Kaneland High School and Kaneland Harter Middle School. Over the past year, we have purchased: new goal posts at Peterson Field, a new sound system in the Main high school gym, ImPact Concussion Assessment software for all high school athletes, equipment and mats for track and field, portable sound systems for outdoor sports, charter buses and accommodations for State-bound athletes and teams (high school football, high school baseball, high school track and middle school track), IESA entry fees for our middle school athletes, and many other important equipment needs. Additionally, we provide an annual $1,000 donation to Special Olympics and four $1,000 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors.
None of these funding needs would be met without the generous support of our Castle Spirit Challenge sponsors. Our 2011 Castle Spirit Challenge Sponsors are: Castle Bank, Elburn Herald, Harris Golf Cars, Kane County Chronicle, SignFX, Delnor Express Care, G-Force Labels & Printing, Ream’s Elburn Market, Advanced Realty Consultants, Brucher Machining, Delnor Health & Wellness, Fox Valley Orthopedics, Hair Directors, Leyden Electric, Mediacom, Old Second Bank, Pepsi Americas, Peterson Farms, Rich Harvest Farms, Robinson’s Auto Repair, Vital Chiropractic, Attorney Sally McClellan, Audrey Ritchey-Miche Bags, Calamity Jane’s, Engineering Enterprises, Fox River Foods, Herff Jones Class Rings, Hill’s Country Store, Hintzsche Fertilizer, Hughes Creek Golf Club, Kirhofer’s Sports, Paisano’s Pizza and Grill, Richwrap, Sugar Grove Park District, Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Association, Windsor Pointe Community HOA, Avalon Carper and Upholstery Cleaning, Bob Jass Chevrolet, Builder’s Asphalt, FireSide Grille, Harner’s Bakery & Restaurant, Dr. Harry and Cheryl Krauspe, MicroTax, Open Range Grill, State Street Dance Studio, West Physical Therapy and the entire Kaneland Sports Booster Board of Directors.
On behalf of the Kaneland Sports Boosters and the Kaneland High School and Middle School athletes and coaches, we would like to say thank you. We could not have done this without your generous support.
Kaneland Sports Booster Directors
Castle Spirit Challenge Chairmen