Fundraising for Blackman High School Wrestling - Secure Donation Link via PayPal below
About our Mission
Blackman High School's wrestling team is one of the best in the state of Tennessee. In the last five years, Blackman has four 1st place region finishes, four state finalists, and two state champions!
The Blackman Wrestling Booster Club is a non-profit, school support organization dedicated to the continuing support of Blackman High School's wrestling program. The majority of funds raised annually come through the extra effort of parents and players to help cover the cost for athletic and training equipment, uniforms, team travel expenses and a number of other necessary items. In order to support and maintain a quality Division I sports program, it is necessary for our team of players, coaches, and parents, members of our community and others to perform on and off the mat.
Our annual budget is about $20,000 per year! This covers items like new head gear, singlets, warm-ups, mat-tape, medical supplies, gas for travel in our school buses, hotel cost for overnight tournaments, food for matches and tournaments, tournament fees, etc. Like many sports teams, the wrestling team receives a total of only $500 per year from the county government!!
New Wrestling Mat
Recently, through a combination of fundraising and loans we purchased a new wrestling mat. Our old mat was at least 10 years old and much like old mattresses, wrestling mats have to be replaced once in a while because of wear and tear and most importantly, to help cut down on fungus and bacteria!! YUCK! We are currently working on paying back the remaining loans we have.
New Practice Facility
In addition to our normal expenses, this year, we have begun a campaign to provide our wrestlers with a permanent practice facility located on the campus of Blackman High School. When Blackman High was built, there were no accommodations provided for the wrestling team. In years past, the team has practiced in the cafeteria and in the band room. Currently, the team meets (rain or shine) across the road at Blackman Middle School and practices in their youth wrestling building. Despite the lack of adequate facilities, the team has performed very well and continues to improve.
The cost of a new practice facility will no doubt far exceed what our normal fundraising capabilities are. For this reason, we are asking for your support!. Wrestling has and is making a huge impact in the development of many young men. There is no tougher sport in the world and wrestling forces young men and women to grow in discipline, perseverance and sportsmanship. Additionally, wrestlers tend to score very well in areas of academic excellence.
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The Blackman Wrestling Booster Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating ANY AMOUNT to help support our hard-working young men!! Our EIN# is 11-3843028. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org