Cardinal Sports Boosters celebrate one year with burger night

The Cardinal Sports Boosters are celebrating their one year anniversary by having a burger night at the Eagles on Friday, April 15 starting at 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on 4/9/16

By Melissa Anderson

Just over a year ago, community members of Langdon Area and Munich joined together to bring back the Sports Boosters in an effort to support the Cardinal athletics.

“The goal was to foster enthusiasm and excitement for our athletic programs and promote the needs of our student athletes,” Cardinal Sports Boosters member Monica Porterfield said.

Several years ago there was a sports boosters program, but it died out. Eventually, interest grew in starting it again, and the current group of Cardinal Sports Boosters redeveloped by laws, elected officers and formed committees to bring their ideas to life.

“Fast forward to today, and what a year it’s been,” Porterfield said, “Nearly 150 individuals and businesses have become Cardinal Booster members, and we hope to double that number by the end of 2017.”

Through memberships and fundraising events, the Cardinal Sports Boosters have been able to provide the student athletes with extra tools, resources and opportunities for them to excel in their sports.

Some of the activities that the Cardinal Sports Boosters have sponsored and promoted include numerous membership drives, sporting events such as the “Hot Shot” basketball competition during Musicfest and a golf tournament at the Langdon Country Club.

Through fundraising efforts, funds received from member dues, and donations, the Cardinal Sports Boosters have been able to make quite the impact on Cardinal athletics in their first year.

“Some of the things we have done include a donation of $250 to help players attend a girl’s basketball camp held in Mayville, provide snacks/sandwiches for each sport during one away game of the season, purchase team banners for each sport and have them hung in both Langdon and Munich gyms,” Porterfield said.

Other endeavours by the Cardinal Sports Boosters include the purchasing of cheerleading uniforms and supplies, 10 additional warm-ups for the girls basketball team, a training apparatus for volleyball and paid for the student fan fun bus to travel to Minot for the state volleyball tournament.

During the State Volleyball tournament, the Cardinal Sports Boosters purchased sandwiches for the state volleyball participants and also purchased a banner to hang in the Dome at the state volleyball tournament

“We sponsored and hosted both the Fall and Winter Banquets for all student achievements,” Porterfield said.

The Cardinal Sports Boosters have also given away 30 certificates worth $10 for concessions to Cardinal fans throughout the year.

To help boost involvement with the athletics programs and also raise awareness for the newly revitalized sports boosters, the Cardinal Sports Boosters organized a free-throw game during a home basketball game and a serving game during a home volleyball game.

“It’s exciting to see all the fans coming out to support our Cardinal athletes,” Porterfield said, “Thank you so much for all of your continued support and participation.”

To join the Cardinal Sports Boosters, potential members have a few options. They can join by clicking the sign-up button near the top of the page on the Cardinal Sports Boosters Facebook page, find membership pamphlets at the County Auditor’s Office, or contact Lane Christianson, who is president of the Cardinal Sports Boosters.

Be sure to join the Cardinal Sports Boosters at the Langdon Eagles Club for burger night on Friday, April 15  from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“We look forward to celebrating our first year with you and look forward to the next,” Porterfield said.