HANCOCK - The Hancock Public Schools district is in fundraising mode for athletic programs, and John Sanregret was at the work session of the Board of Education Monday to inform board members of those efforts.
Sanregret, who is Hancock Central High School principal and athletic director, began by saying he appreciated the efforts of the district's athletic booster club.
"Our athletic programs would not be anywhere near where they are without them," he said.
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Members of the Hancock Public Schools Board of Education discussed fundraising efforts for the district’s athletic programs Monday during their work session.
Sanregret said he's in the process of selling tickets for the Fall Fling fundraising dinner, which takes place Oct. 20 at the Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn in Houghton.
"It's a great way to support our athletic programs," he said.
The district is also conducting its Bulldog Athletic Complex Capital Campaign by selling school calendars. Starting Jan. 1, there will be drawings for prizes each week for people who buy the calendars. The calendars can be bought at the school or by credit card online at hancockpublicschools.org/donate.php.
Sanregret said calendar sales brought in $4,000 for the athletic programs last year, and this year he's hoping for $8,000. Funds raised by the calendar sales will help with stadium upgrades, including the construction of a press box and concession stand, spectator seating, permanent restrooms, field house and locker rooms, and field lighting.
The cost of printing the calendars is covered by sponsors, Sanregret said.
This is the second year for the calendar sales, and Sanregret said he would like to make it a permanent fundraising effort.
"We're hoping by doing this annually, it will catch on," he said.
In other business, board members:
heard from Sanregret the boys' junior varsity basketball coach resigned to spend more time working on his master's degree. There have been no internal applications for the position, and it hasn't been advertised externally, yet, but it will be soon.
heard from superintendent Monica Healy the district's business manager should be at the board's regular meeting Oct. 20 to talk about bond refinancing.