Fund-raising rules followed at NU
In order to clarify information printed in a recent article about boosters, I felt it important to share the following with your readers:
At NUHS (Nevada Union High School) we follow the CA. Ed. code and ASB rules regarding fund-raising. Our activities director is in charge of handling all fund-raising activities and the activity for club and athletic accounts. All outside groups must have site and board approval to fund-raise on campus and compete with fund-raising efforts of the ASB.
The entire student body benefits from football concessions as the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes get one game, football gets one game and playoff games are rotated between programs. Coopers Café has historically been operated by the Ag. Dept. Our student store must fund-raise to pay salaries and pay for leadership, link crew and student government programs.
We allow football to sell football-related clothing at games, cheerleading sells programs, boosters run approved raffles and we have allocated around 300 of the best seats in Hooper Stadium as “Season Passes” which go directly to our football program.
In return, boosters have painted, repaired and helped with various projects approved by the site. Gates at most schools according to the CA. Ed. code are collected by ASB and benefit all athletics and school programs.
The cost of officials and transportation alone each year is approaching $100,000 for Nevada Union athletics.
Most recently all signs in Hooper Stadium were given to NU football in order to negotiate for longer terms and add signs to assist in raising capital for the artificial turf project.
The message center was also fixed after significant expense and offered to the football program so they can sell ads and operate the center at games. These actions will reduce the general budget of athletics, therefore football has agreed to help athletics make up this deficit to insure that no program suffers financially.
It is important to understand that with 53 athletic programs, about 75 clubs and current budget cuts that we must look at the survival of all programs and all students at Nevada Union.
We care about all of our programs and do our best to allocate limited resources.
We as always appreciate the efforts of all our booster programs and community supporters and will continue to work together to strive for excellence in everything we do.
Steve Pilcher is athletics director at Nevada Union High School.
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