Who We Are:

The Acalanes Boosters Club is a non-profit, fundraising organization composed of Acalanes High School parents and school administrators who work closely with the school’s coaching staffs to ensure the safety and well-being of Acalanes student athletes by providing significant, supplemental funding to all twenty-seven sports programs. The Acalanes Boosters Club is overseen by a board that includes officers responsible for day-to-day leadership, committee chairs responsible for major fundraising and communications activities, team representatives ensuring every Acalanes sports program’s interests and needs are represented, abd school administrators and staff responsible for athletics.

The Acalanes Boosters Club believes athletics help develop well rounded individuals by teaching commitment, perseverance, leadership, teamwork, and life-long fitness habits: all important qualities for Acalanes student athletes to have.

What does Acalanes Boosters Do?

In recent years, the Acalanes Boosters Club through the hard work of its volunteers and the generosity of parents, alumni, community members, sponsors, donors and partners, has provided $220,000 or more per year to support the Acalanes High School athletic program. Our funding falls into four categories:

PROGRAM EXPENSES

To ensure the competitiveness and safety of Acalanes student athletes the Boosters Club funds annual team expenses like:

  • Team uniforms and warm ups
  • Team and player equipment
  • Training and safety equipment
  • Tournament fees
  • Officials and staffing for non-league contests
  • Transportation, lodging and meals

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

The Boosters Club has undertaken significant projects over the last several years to enhance and improve the Acalanes athletic facilities including:

  • Middle Field reconstruction and renovation for team practices and school events
  • Five new scoreboards for the stadium, main gym, baseball field and softball field
  • Main gym renovations, upgrades and safety equipment
  • Training room renovations and upgrades plus watering carts and an ice machine
  • Softball field renovations
  • Baseball field renovations
  • New wrestling mats and storage racks
  • Weight room equipment
  • A utility vehicle for transporting equipment and personnel

TRAINER EXPENSES

An on-staff certified athletic trainer is a critical component of any high school athletics program. The Boosters Club makes certain all Acalanes student athletes have access to this valuable resource by providing:

  • The salary for our outstanding, full-time certified athletic trainer, Chris Clark
  • All training and medical supplies for the training room and individual teams

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM

New in 2018-2019, the Acalanes Boosters Club is funding a strength & conditioning program available to all 27 Acalanes sports programs. The program will:

  • Utilize certified strength & conditioning coaches to work collaboratively with varsity head coaches, student athletes, our certified athletic trainer, and the athletic administration
  • Build customized strength & conditioning programs tailored to each sport’s unique requirements
  • Create programs to increase strength, speed, and flexibility while minimizing risk of injury
  • Increase workout resources available to student athletes for a better athletic experience
  • Reduce recovery time and prevent more serious injury
  • Put Acalanes on par with other Diablo Athletic League teams

 

A record of success

The Acalanes High School administration and the Acalanes Boosters Club work hand-in-hand to create a positive environment for our student athletes to excel on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. In the 2017-2018 school year:

  • 800+ student athletes comprised 57 teams – varsity, JV, freshman – and participated in 27 varsity sports programs
  • 480 athletes earned North Coast Section Scholar honors (GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  • 425+ families were Booster Club members
  • 133 varsity athletes earned All-Diablo Athletic League honors and 4 athletes were named league MVP
  • 55 teams earned North Coast Section Scholar Team honors (average GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • 22 varsity teams qualified for the North Coast Section playoffs
  • 22 athletes will continue their sports careers in college and were recognized during our Recruited College Athlete Day
  • 6 athletes were named All-Bay Area selections
  • varsity teams won 4 Diablo Athletic League Championships
  • 4 athletes competed in the CIF State Championships
  • 4 teams were named NCS Scholastic Championship Teams
  • 2 varsity teams were North Coast Section Runners-Up
  • Acalanes hosted Special Olympics Northern California’s Bay Area Games for the 7th consecutive year with over 550 athletes from 34 schools across 5 counties participating, supported by 150 student volunteers
  • An estimated 30,000 people attended our athletic events

 

Member Benefits

Become an Acalanes Booster today and help Acalanes athletes continue their record of success. Your membership and Boosters card include a variety of benefits:

  • Free entry to all regular season home football games
  • Free entry to all regular season home basketball games
  • Free entry to all regular season home sporting events where paid admission is required
  • Free premium fan gear based on your membership level (click here for membership levels)
  • Knowing that you are supporting all Acalanes athletes and helping keep contribution fees at a minimum … without the funding Boosters provides, team contribution fees would be significantly higher and teams would not be staffed or as well equipped

 

WANT TO HELP?

In addition to your membership, you can support the Acalanes Boosters Club by:

  • Volunteering to help at Boosters events
  • Purchasing Boosters merchandise on acalanesboosters.com and showing your Dons Spirit
  • Attending the Booster Bash every spring, donating auction items or hosting a pay-to-play party for your team
  • Supporting our Fund-A-Need campaigns which provide funding for major improvements to the athletics program

 

WANT TO DO MORE?

Here’s how you can get involved with Boosters:

  • Become an Acalanes Booster Team Representative
  • Partner with your Booster Team Rep as your team’s Booster Bash Representative
  • Volunteer at the annual Booster Bash, our largest fundraising event of the year
  • Chair or join an Acalanes Boosters Committee
    • Raffle
    • Membership
    • Booster Bash
    • Merchandise
    • Athletic Clearance Exams (BACME)
    • Press Relations/Communications
    • Sponsorships/Banners

For more information please contact a board member here.

NON-PROFIT INFORMATION

ACALANES BOOSTERS CLUB 2016/17 Tax Filing

FEDERAL TAX ID: 23-7428299