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THE WAR-CHIEF SPORTS COUNCIL WAS FOUNDED IN 2014 AS A NATURAL OUTGROWTH OF THE SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PHILANTHROPIC THAT LED TO THE INSTALLATION OF LIGHTS AT THE HALL AND CONARD OUTDOOR STADIUMS. WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER, NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO FOSTER HIGH STANDARDS OF CITIZENSHIP THROUGH THE PROMOTION OF STUDENT ATHLETIC AND RELATED ACTIVITIES; AND TO AUGMENT THE GENEROUS, YET FINITE RESOURCES ALLOCATED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SUPPORT ATHLETICS AT THE WEST HARTFORD PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.
Happy New Year. We are proud to report that we netted just over $11,000 from Tailgate 2015!!!
On that note, save the date - Nov 12, 2016!!
We will be able to meet our pledge to pay for HUDL for all sports at both schools in 2016/17 as well as cover our Channel 5 broadcast commitments (great for sponsors BTW) for the rest of this year.
In the near term we have the following live broadcasts to cover
Monday, January 4...Hall/Conard girls hockey vs. Branford 7:00 at Veterans
Saturday, February 13 doubleheader hoops with Hall at Conard
Saturday, February 27-Hall vs Conard boys hockey 1:00 at Veterans
In the medium term we hope to do a winter (e.g. March) fundraiser by selling calendars with auction items.
In the spring we will sponsor an event. Last year we sponsored the Career in Sports event. This year we are lining up an event on concussions. It won't be a hysteria-type event, but rather it will feature a very impressive panel and we hope to plug in the youth sports organizations as well.
In the longer term (maybe this spring' maybe next year) we are looking to sponsor an annual award to recognize a coach-of-the-year from Hall and Conard. We need to tease this out with the board (all views are welcome), but we are considering having the captains vote and then we present the award at the Tailgate. We have also been discussing with Betty a scholarship award for graduating seniors at each school, but so far our ideas are mostly covered by several other awards already in place. We'll see how it plays out.
We will have a meeting in January. I'd like to get our annual budget up to 20-25k per year and help cover assistant coach positions for a variety of teams. We have a lot of room for growth in the sponsorship department and as we grow the live channel 5 broadcasts our sponsorship revenue should likewise grow. This builds publicity, excitement, fun, and increases revenue.
It was an amazing year in 2015 thanks to having so many wonderful teammates. 2016 is going to be even better and we wish the very best to all of you and your wonderful families.
Paul and Dennis
For more information about events and how to support us visit: war-chief.net
Our Email address is Warchiefsc@gmail.com