The Immanuel Athletic Boosters (IAB) was formed in 2005 as means to engage friends and supporters of Immanuel High School in various effort to financially and physically support Immanuel High School athletics. ILHS identifies projects that could use IAB financial or physical assistance in making that project a reality. IAB then works to provide the funding or physical assistance for that project.
IAB does not maintain a specific membership list for IAB. Anyone who wishes to support IAB through free will donations or assisting in work IAB-organized work efforts for ILHS can do so and becomes part of the IAB in doing so.
Historically, the largest source of generated IAB funds has come from organizing a service group to work at Country Jam USA and Blue Ox Blue Grass Festival in Eau Claire, WI. Annual group earnings for those events can top $5000 and $2000 respectively if all positions made available to IAB can be filled with volunteers.
The results of those earning efforts over the past 17 years have allowed IAB to provide the following items to ILHS:
- Gymnasium improvements have included regulation glass backboards for all the practice baskets, new scoreboard system, automated basketball shooting machine, logo-bearing protection mats for stage and walls, portable IED unit, and team annual championship banners.
- Lower athletic field improvements have included material and labor for dugouts on the baseball field, chain link fencing for both the softball and baseball field, baseball field scoreboard, baseball/softball field infield grooming machine, material and contractual services for improving baseball infield and outfield, and new electric service to the lower athletic field sufficient to power existing or future needs such as well pumps, lighting, concession stand, pitching machines, lights and power in storage sheds.
- Along with numerous smaller items over the years.
Potential future projects could include irrigation systems to both the softball and baseball fields. Fees or other restrictions could possibly make it prohibitive to continue to use public fields in Eau Claire and where ability to maintain competitive level playing fields on campus will be necessary to continue those programs.
So…what does this have to do with you?
It is an annual effort to recruit sufficient volunteers to work and maximize the earning potential at both the Country Jam USA and Blue Ox Bluegrass Music Festival. The list of volunteers changes every year since volunteer’s time and availability change every year. You are encouraged to contact the ILHS Athletic Director to find out who is coordinating the IAB work efforts each year and to contact that person to determine if you are able to assist in this year’s efforts.
For general reference, the Blue Ox Bluegrass Music Festival is typically the 2nd or 3rd weekend in June, while Country Jam USA is the 3rd weekend in July.
If you don’t feel these events fit within your abilities but you still wish to financially contribute to ILHS athletics, you can always make a free will donation. The CLC General Business (GBO) office receives all donations and makes all disbursements for the IAB. Mailed donations should be sent to:
Immanuel Athletic Boosters
c/o Immanuel Lutheran High School
501 Grover Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Checks or money orders should be made out to ‘Immanuel Athletic Boosters, and the GBO office will route your donation to the IAB account.
Donations can also be made in person at the GBO offices.
If you desire additional information on IAB or current IAB efforts, please contact the ILHS Athletic Director or ILC President as follows:
Mark Kranz, ILHS Athletic Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Schierenbeck, ILC President email@example.com
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