September 11, 2012 > New Haven Boosters meet and offer Justin Bieber concert raffle
New Haven Boosters meet and offer Justin Bieber concert raffle
Submitted By Rick LaPlante
The New Haven Boosters Association, which is assisting the New Haven Schools Foundation with a $100,000 pledge to help save co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the New Haven Unified School District, is inviting the community to a meeting Tuesday, September 11 to discuss fund-raising activities. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Educational Services Center, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd.
Last year, after the District was forced because of state budget cuts to reduce support for after-school activities, the Foundation and the Boosters raised and donated $100,000 to help fund stipends for the coaches and advisers who oversee athletics, marching band, choir, forensics and other programs. The groups have made another $100,000 pledge for 2012-13 - in fact, they are hoping to raise an additional $25,000 - and looking for volunteers to join the effort.
The Foundation is also selling tickets for a drawing for four box seats to see Justin Bieber in concert Saturday, Oct. 6, at Oracle Arena. Lesser packages are selling for more than $1,000 on E-Bay. Tickets for the drawing are priced at $20 for one, $40 for three, $60 for five, $80 for seven and $100 for nine. The winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 21, at halftime of the Logan-Berkeley football game (need not be present to win). Tickets for the drawing are available by calling or e-mailing the Foundation (471-3850 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information is available on the Boosters website (www.newhavenboosters.org) and on the Foundation website (www.nhsfoundation.org).