The Riverside High School Athletic Booster Club is committed to providing student-athletes at Riverside High School the very best facilities, equipment, protection and opportunities. We raise funds for uniforms, training equipment and team support.
Riverside athletics is raising funds for field maintenance at the school. Due to challenging socioeconomic factors, we’ve struggled to properly maintain fields for teams in a condition they need to maintain success.
The softball game field is in poor condition, with significant drainage issues and poor field conditons overall that often lead to game cancellations. Riverside's rear practice field used for men's and women's soccer teams is also in dire need of maintenance. Due to 30 years of usage, erosion, and weather damage, the field is in sad shape. The cost of repairs is not covered by DPS and so must come from donaitons.
With our seasons fast approaching, we are opening our softball field and soccer practice field fundraising campaign to the public. This is a “big ticket” purchase, costing $12,500.
Softball Field - $8,500 - Laser grade softball infield, 50 tons of infield mix, cut out and reshape, topdress 25 tons.
Soccer Practice Field - $4,000 - 50 tons of fill sand to be added to the field and the planting of Bermuda grass.
It is with the support of our families, and good people like yourself, that our kids have an opportunity at an otherwise uncharted path to success. We thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to your momentous role in working alongside our program so that kids, seeking opportunities in the greater Durham area, feel empowered to reach their goals. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you feel can help our cause.
The Riverside HS Athletic Booster Club is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to provide financial support for the Riverside High Athletics. 100% of money raised by the booster club helps to pay for uniforms, practice and game equipment, and capital projects.
The RHS Athletic Booster Club is comprised of RHS parents, teachers, students, and community supporters who together raise money each year to support 30 RHS Varsity & Junior Varsity teams and athletes representing 19 sports. We have 19 sports to support, but we are all Riverside Pirates.
Please join us at our next Booster Club meeting. We meet at Riverside the first Monday of each month at 7 PM on Zoom - contact AD Robert Duncan or any coach for the Zoom link. Annual dues have been set to zero for the 2020-21 school year. We need your help with communications, fundraising, spirit wear sales, pictures, website content, and many other areas.
Help us keep our 440 students competing on 19 teams at Riverside by making a gift of $203 during this special fundraiser. Your gift of $203 provides the equivalent of the expense for one student to participate in one season this year.
Did you know that Durham Public Schools only provides 14% ($15,000) of the funding needed to run our Athletics program at Riverside? The other 86% of the funding comes from ticket sales, sponsorships, and fundraisers. That means the Athletics Department and the Booster Club need to produce over $89,000 in revenue this year to support our students.
100% of donations through this effort will go directly to the Booster Club to help our kids – in contrast to a small percentage we make off any fundraising sales (candy, coupon books, etc). If we are successful with this fundraiser, the Booster Club won’t be asking you to sell anything later this year!