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Battle Mountain boosters hosting Snowflake Ball

VAIL, Colorado – Battle Mountain High School’s booster club didn’t waste time wondering what to do about budget cuts and fee increases.

They’re having a party, The Snowflake Ball, being billed as a “Prom for Parents.”

It’s actually a fundraiser for Battle Mountain’s Super Boosters, and you have until Friday to order tickets.



“Many parents expressed an interest in an event such as Prom for Parents,” said Nancy Robbins, Super Boosers president. “It will be worth the price of admission to see how Emily Sack, a trained set designer, transforms the restaurant into a winter wonderland.”

The Super Boosters are a nonprofit, so every dime you spend for a good time is tax deductible, said Janet El-Bitar, who’s helping put the event together.



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Yes, it’s about having fun, but it’s also about offsetting some of the cuts in next year’s school district budget.

More than half of Battle Mountain’s 741 students participate in athletic programs and other extracurricular throughout the year, Robbins said.



“Outside support for athletics and other extracurricular activities is needed more than ever,” Robbins said.

Students learn teamwork, time management, and that preparation matters – skills they take with them beyond high school, Robbins said.

When Battle Mountain teams get new uniforms, the Super Boosters raise the money to buy them. Then there’s equipment such as weights, a plow to clear fields for earlier spring practices, ice machines.

When coaches attend clinics and training, the Super Boosters pick up part of the tab. They work with American National Bank to provide a scholarship program for student athletes to attend a summer camp for their sport; they help cover travel expenses not paid by the school district, and any number of other requests from coaches that are approved by the athletic director.

When speakers talk to students and parents about things like injury prevention, helping your student athlete prepare for college, not only in their sport, but academically, and how to help them find the right school to meet their needs, it’s Battle Mountain’s Super Boosters that writes the check.

And three times a year the Super Boosters host an event honoring teams and coaches.

So, to help pay the rising costs for all that, the Super Boosters are hosting The Snowflake Ball.

There will be dinner, dancing to the Fabulous Femmes, a silent auction and more.

Due to the size of the venue, they have a limited number of tickets remaining.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com


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