WHEATLAND – On Oct. 14, the Wheatland High School Booster Club hosted a Booster Pink table in front of the high school’s gym.
Peggy Suko, the Booster Clubs’ president, managed the table during the two volleyball games that evening. She was assisted by Jen Stone, the owner of Twisted Threads and a “booster mom.”
“We were offering fans an opportunity to get their pink bulldog gear for both the Thursday pink games and Friday football game,” said Suko.
The Booster Club has been an institution of the high school for at least two decades.
“The Booster club has been around since the 1990s,” said Suko, “The club’s purpose is to support Athletics.”
The table is hosted multiple times a year, often for a charitable cause related to breast cancer. Clothing available at the October 14 table included hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts.
“We do host pink tables a couple of times a year,” said Suko. “The table that we will host during our winter sports, will be a fundraiser for either for a specific person or persons.”
“Or if we do not have anyone specific, we donate the money to Wheel Get You There.”
The Booster Club did not partner with any other club within the school this event. However, they did partner with Justin Herdt, who provided a photo booth.
“Justin set it up as a fundraiser for Marge Cares,” said Suko. “Marge Cares and Wheel Get You There help local folks fighting cancer with gas cards, motel rooms, food and many more things.”
Herdt was not the only individual partnering with the Booster Club. A volleyball with the signatures of the volleyball team players was put up for silent auction at the table.
“Megan Aurich donated a pink volleyball signed by our volleyball girls to the booster club and we auctioned it off to add to Justin’s donation,” said Suko.
“The ball brought in $65 dollars which we gave to Justin to add to his donation for Marge Cares.”