Behind the scenes of every successful athlete or scholar is a person in the background gently coaxing their special someone to give all that they have.
At Mineral County High School, students get the same treatment, but in the background is a group of individuals who see the potential in each and every student.
The Mineral County Booster Club supports athletes and students by giving back to the school along with providing school spirit. In the crowd at games, is the familiar face of one of their members.
Either Michelle Hart or Daniel Blazewick are there to root on the Serpents. For Blazewick, who is the father of Serpent alumni and is celebrating his son’s senior year, is a familiar face in a sometimes unfamiliar crowd but for Hart, a Serpent alumnus, who has children who are also now alumni and one coming up through the ranks, her job is simply known as “Mom.”
Blazewick and Hart travel to and from schools and see what opportunities these schools have given to their students and with limited funds, come back and implement it at Mineral County.
Hart is big on giving back. She says, “it gives our school(s) a face lift, in turn, promoting pride in our district and helping to lift the self-esteem of our student body. The money is raised by hosting concession stands during all home games, during the sport seasons.”
The money, as Hart states, comes out of the community and the booster club is thankful to those that come out to support these kids, because without the help, there would not be enough to help improve the schools.
The booster club started with a simple donation of black and gold folding chairs which can be used during not only sporting events, but also during pep assemblies. The chairs were something that was not only ìsportî affiliated. They could be used in so many situations.
The Mineral County Booster Club is made up of only a handful of volunteers, but help is always needed. Hart concludes, “Volunteer time so that all of the work doesn’t fall on just a few people.”
The payback will be the reaction you receive from the children. The smiles say it all.