July 26, 1990
Regarding Paul McLeod's article on the Los Angeles Heat (Friday, July 13), it is true that the team is understaffed and perhaps low on funds. But there are a number of things that a dedicated staff (no matter how small) could do with little expenditure to increase attendance and awareness of the team and sport of soccer: Someone with the Heat has to write something about the team every day and send it to local papers. The Heat should contact every youth soccer program and coach in Southern California and offer deals to get them to bring their players to the games.
December 22, 1993
Booster clubs have long offered monetary and spiritual support for high school athletic programs, but lately, some grumbling has be heard about these same groups wielding excessive control in determining the direction of the teams. How much input should a booster club member have in the running of a school's athletic program? We'd like to hear your views and publish them in the Jan. 5 installment of Prep Voices.
August 17, 1994 |
More than 1,400 people, including team owner Georgia Frontiere and mayors or representatives of Orange County's 31 cities, are expected to attend Friday's Anaheim Chamber of Commerce/Rams Booster Club Luncheon at the Anaheim Marriott, booster club president Frank Bryant said Tuesday. The luncheon, which will feature Ram Coach Chuck Knox and include the introduction of Ram players, will be preceded by a "Save the Rams" pep rally, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
February 16, 1986 |
The University of Minnesota says it will ask the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. to investigate reports that at least nine members of the basketball team's booster club paid part of the fees to the lawyer who successfully defended Mitch Lee in the player's first sexual assault trial. Lee, a sophomore, was acquitted Jan. 14 of the assault of a female student at Minnesota one year ago January. Then, on Jan.
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May 14, 1987 |
No disciplinary action will be recommended against Laguna Beach High School over an athletic booster club's gift of $3,000 last summer to then-football coach Cedrick Hardman, the CIF's athletics commissioner said Wednesday. "I'm not going to recommend any sanctions because we have people involved who are no longer here.
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December 4, 1993
Newport Beach business people are right to try to form a new Police Department booster club, but they should avoid becoming entangled with the department's politics and personalities. The Newport Beach 10-4 Club, named for the phrase police use to end radio communications, was formed more than 20 years ago. It closed up shop last month after a difficult period for the city's police and the club.
December 13, 1994 |
A two-hour meeting with Ram owner Georgia Frontiere and President John Shaw has left the president of the team's booster club pessimistic about Orange County's chances of keeping the team. "I get the sense they're fairly committed to going to St. Louis," said Frank Bryant, who joined booster club vice president Linda Moomau for the meeting at Frontiere's home in Bel-Air last Thursday night. "They didn't say that, but during the conversation, it sounded more like a conclusion than a possibility.
October 28, 1987 |
The Las Virgenes Unified School District on Tuesday night unanimously approved plans for a $300,000 stadium to be built on the existing field at Calabasas High. Boosters hope construction will be completed in time for the 1988 football season. Under the proposal, seating would increase from 650 to more than 2,500. Portable restrooms and a wooden snack bar would be replaced by permanent facilities. The district will allocate $100,000 toward construction of the new stadium.
January 5, 1994 |
Booster clubs long have offered monetary and spiritual support for high school athletic programs, but lately, some grumbling has been heard about these same groups wielding excessive control in determining the direction of the teams. Coaches and athletic directors complain of the abuse of power by some booster club members who believe, because of the support provided, they should have a say in everything from who gets playing time to who coaches the team.