The Friends of the Crusaders is an organization comprised of parents, coaches and administration united together and dedicated to raising funds to better serve student athletes of all athletic programs at Holy Cross High School.
What do they do?
The Friends of The Crusaders work together throughout the year to raise money to benefit the athletic program. They work the gates at the football and basketball games, they run the Crusader Clothing Sale and more. The biggest fundraiser is the Night of the Races. People rave about The Friends of Crusaders “Night”. The night includes a buffet dinner with beer and soda, horse races, a Chinese auction, instant bingo and 50/50s. There is opportunity to buy horses and if your horse wins, then you are a winner!
Why do they do it?
Funds raised through the efforts of the Friends of Crusaders are utilized to subsidize school spirit projects such as special pep rallies, Green and Silver night, student dinner fees and awards including varsity letters and pins for the athletic banquet and special circumstances arising from any particular team advancing into post-season competition.
Monies will also be available to the Athletic Department to supplement the regular team budget for items that are not in the budget and will benefit the student body/school as a whole. Examples of such items include a video camera and analyzer for reviewing game tapes, a portable score board for outdoor sporting events, batting cage and carpet, electronic timer finish line for cross country, headsets and tackling dummies for football, poles for pole vault event for track, golf bags for the golf team, uniform shirts for bowling and portable canopy/tent for cross country events.
Where do they do it?
The Friends of Crusaders meet the first Wednesday of the month in the Library. From there, committees are formed and volunteers are assigned jobs. Each sport must have representation at the meetings in order to benefit from the fundraising efforts of the group.
How do you get involved?
Join our email club to stay informed with activities and events, come to a meeting, ask a coach if you can be a representative or stop by the clothing table at report card night or anytime you see the Crusader clothing for sale.