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Booster Club Grant Initiative Continues

Successful fundraising by the Huntington Booster Club has allowed the organization to continue its grant program, which was initiated in 2007. The program has funneled thousands of dollars worth of equipment and supplies and related items.

Application forms have been made available to coaches. The forms provide an overview of the new initiative, which has been warmly received in the Blue Devil athletic community.

"We continue to be very fortunate to have such a supportive booster club in Huntington," Director of Athletics Georgia D. McCarthy said. "The club's accomplishments are remarkable and they are helping us position Blue Devil sports as a force to be reckoned with in the county and state.

Coaches have been invited to apply for individual grants of up to $500 to fund items that the district doesn't ordinarily cover in its annual budget. According to information provided to members of the coaching staff, "The purpose of the grant is to fund, support and foster team, sport, school or district-wide initiatives that have a broad impact on the encouragement of the participation in healthy physical activities and athletics by our students and the promotion and advancement of the competitiveness of our athletic programs and teams."

The program invites applications from teachers, coaches and administrators. Grant applications have been sent to Blue Devil coaches and can also be found in the district's athletic office, located near the Huntington High School gym or online at www.hufsd.edu; click on the links for School Community and then Booster Club and then "forms and files."

Grant application forms can be completed online and then downloaded and submitted to the Huntington Booster Club at P.O. Box 2294, Huntington, New York 11743. For additional information contact Booster Club officer Tim Pillion at 421-3603 or e-mail him at tpillion@optonline.net.

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