The primary activity of the RAB is to raise money as an additional source of funding for the athletic teams and sports clubs at our school. Our funding sources include the annual “Fundraising Gala” (a fun evening of food and conviviality every spring where we celebrate our current and former teams and athletes and raise the paddle to fund our programs) and receiving direct donations from you, our community. The monies earned assist the athletic director in supplementing the district’s budgets for all of our Roosevelt teams, reduce or eliminate player fees for club sports, and so much more.
RAB assists in the funding for items that will stay with the school or benefit an entire team or PE class. We do not provide funding for individual recognition, training done by individuals off season, personalized uniforms that the students are allowed to keep, and the like.
Types of monetary assistance that may be provided include:
According to the WIAA, since 1993 more than 4.5 million students have participated in interscholastic sports in the state of Washington, an average of over a quarter million students each year.
At Roosevelt High School more than 900 of our students participated in a Varsity or Club sport in the 2016 /2017 school year. We are privileged to have access to an exceptional educational environment where athletics and extra-curricular activities are embraced and supported by a staff and community who understand and insist on the best experience for all of our students.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices confirms that students who participate in school athletics nine hours or more each week for at least a year are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, win a school attendance award, participate in a science and math fair, and win an award for writing.
Here are some recent studies that further support the import and value of athletic competition as a core component of the educational experience: