The SSSAS Fathers’ Club is an association of Dads who work together to support the athletic programs and teams of the School through volunteer efforts, financial contributions and the sponsorship of athletic events. We believe that an important aspect of our children’s education is the self confidence, sense of team, fair-play, and fellowship that develops when kids have a chance to enjoy organized sports.
In addition to sponsoring six major events at the school, the role of the Fathers’ Club is to help ensure that, at all levels our children have the best facilities and equipment available. In essence, we “go the extra mile” – to make sure that items which fall outside of the regular school budget can be obtained. We work closely with the school’s athletic directors and coaches to explore ways that the Fathers’ Club can help. In previous years, we have made contributions to the renovation of the Matt Kelliher Lacrosse/Soccer field as well as the Football Stadium field and track. We have assisted in purchasing equipment for the athletic trainers, the weight room, the boys baseball and football teams as well as the girls softball and volleyball teams.
HOW DO WE GENERATE FUNDS?
The vast majority of our income comes as donations from Dads, primarily from our SuperBoosters and our single biggest fundraiser, the Sleepy Thompson Annual Basketball Tournament. Other events that we sponsor each year include the All Sports BBQ, the Pancake Supper, the Girls Basketball Tournament, the Holiday Wrestling Classic, and the Girls Spring Fling Lacrosse Tournament.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
First, by becoming a member of the Fathers’ Club. Second, by becoming a sponsor of one or more of our events: View sponsorship opportunities. Third, volunteer to help at our events. If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve what we are doing, let us know – we are always receptive to new ideas and encourage you to attend our planning meetings (shown on the school calendar).
The Fathers’ Club is an enthusiastic group of parents that work to support and enhance the athletic and physical education experiences of all of our Saints athletes, JK-12. Below is a brief snapshot of ways to get involved and major events and items that the Fathers’ Club has provided in the recent past… The Father’s Club generously contributed to the following major projects/purchases (examples only) During the 2014–2015 school year the Father’s Club fully funded Charter Bus transportation to VISAA State Championship events for the following teams: Girls Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Cross Country, and Boys and Girls Track and Field. Over the past several years, we have provided similar service to practically every sport.
- Sleepy Thompson’s Basketball Tournament
- Saints Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament
- Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament
- Girls Lacrosse Spring Fling Tournament
- World Famous Pancake Breakfast
- Lower School Field Days
- Distribution of Middle School “Spirit Packs”
- Fall, Winter & Spring Captain’s Luncheons
- End of the year awards presented at Prize Day
- Saints Spirit Drive