Mission Statement for FBA:
The Finneytown Athletic Boosters exists as a support group to encourage parent, family and community participation in Finneytown High School athletic events. Our mission is to foster an environment that inspires athletes, students, coaches, parents, and the community to collectively create a positive and spirited atmosphere for all athletic programs. We will support Finneytown High School athletics by providing financial support for all athletic programs. This is done by funding areas of need such as supplies, equipment, and making capital improvements beyond what the school athletic budgets provides and that are not fully covered by the school. We are dedicated to the continued support of our student athletes and coaching staff. In addition to financial support, our Athletic Booster Club recognizes that participation in high school athletics benefits everyone and promotes opportunities to build and strengthen relationships among all involved: the student body, coaches, teaching staff, parents and the community. We strive to support athletic and academic excellence, create a winning school spirit, promote team unity, and maintain the history and tradition of excellence for all student athletes at Finneytown High School.
The Finneytown Athletic Boosters are volunteers who wish to serve and lead by example. We are a non-profit (501-C3) organization that is committed to supporting the athletic programs at Finneytown High School.
As a result of funding shortfalls over the years, high school athletics have received consistently less funding to support its needs. The Finneytown Athletic Boosters organization believes that a significant part of the high school experience involves the ability to participate either as a player or a fan in athletic events. Good high school sports programs do more for a school than simply provide an outlet for youthful enthusiasm. They build teamwork, enhance self-esteem and provide a focus for pride in the students school.
In order for a school athletic program to be successful, the uniforms, equipment, and facilities must be adequate. This is sometimes difficult or impossible with current budgets. Therefore, Finneytown Athletic Boosters members raise money, take on and complete projects, solicit donations and generally support the athletic programs at Finneytown High School.
The Athletic Boosters provide some scholarship funding annually. The Boosters coordinate parking at the annual Greek Festival as one of our primary income producing activities.
Membership is inexpensive and the service to our students is very rewarding. New membership is always encouraged because new members always bring new ideas and new approaches to old problems. Everyone is welcome to become a member.
The Finneytown Athletic Boosters meet on the first Sunday of each month in the Teachers lounge, at 7:00 p.m, on the Secondary Campus during the months of August through June. Anyone can attend and participate and everyone is welcome. Please feel free to view our bylaws.
As our student population grows, so do the issues surrounding the sports programs. As a parent of a student athlete, resolving these issues becomes a priority. If you are involved, you can help to solve the problems. You can get involved by joining the Boosters. Your time and talent can help make Finneytown athletes have a positive environment, with the kind of uniforms, equipment, and facilities that they deserve.
Please fill out the registration form return it along with your membership fee. Please attend our next meeting!
For further information, please contact Jerry Kershner, Finneytown Athletic Boosters president.