Booster club does good work under radar

The Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club continues to do good work, but in mysterious ways.

"The booster club is still working behind the scenes and meeting virtually, sporadically," Siuslaw athletic director Chris Johnson said. "Dylan Perry has been doing a great job as the de facto president."

It has been two years since the club last met in person. There have been no scheduled meetings since, thanks to the covid pandemic.

There still is money available to help student-athletes and their programs.

"This winter the club has helped both the boys and girls basketball teams and the track and field program," Johnson said.

"The funds helped pay for travel gear and shooting and practice shirts for basketball, and a 10-by-20 pop-up shelter for the track and field team."

Currently, the club is working on its annual gym signs project.

"That is a vital project, and it shows the community some of the businesses that support the club," Johnson said. "And it brings in valuable funds that we can disperse to various programs."

One important beneficiary of the club has been the Siuslaw Athletic Hall of Fame, which has not been able to induct its latest class the past two summers.

The booster club has been essential in the success of past dinner-induction ceremonies, normally held in August.

"The next Hall of Fame induction remains on hold," Johnson said. "We won't do another induction until we can do it in person.

"When we feel comfortable that it can be hosted with no limitations, the HOF Committee will reconvene and consider possible additional inductees."


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