Arvine “Tink” Ulrich
On Wednesday, September 12, 1934, in the Washington High School gym, a small group of men (fewer than 100) turned out for the first public meeting of the Tiger Football Booster Club. This was the birth of an organization that would endure the test of time and grow to a membership of nearly 2,000 fans.
Organization of the club was conceived by Karl Young, a member of the Board of Education. Young consulted with other members of the Board along with Coach Paul Brown. They encouraged and embraced his idea to bring the fans closer to the players and coaches and to give them an inside picture of every game. Club dues were 25 cents.
Arvine “Tink” Ulrich was elected the club’s first president at that meeting. ”Tink” worked hard and was an inspirational leader just as he was when he captained the 1922 Tiger team to 10 victories and the state championship.
The Booster Club held its first annual banquet honoring the Washington High football team on Wednesday, December 12th, at the Elks Club. 200 attended and L. C. Boles, head coach at Wooster College, was the speaker.
We owe our gratitude to these men for their vision and dedication in forming this unique organization. Their efforts shall always be remembered and honored.