The Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club is the principal public support organization for the Massillon football program. Its primary purpose is to promote and maintain interest in Massillon Washington High School Football on the highest standard in the state, and to assist the coach and his staff in providing for each individual participating in the football program all the help possible in developing their moral, physical and scholastic ability and to further their loyalty to team and school.
To join the Club, Tiger fans need simply to contribute a minimum fee of $10.00, which can be obtained through this website, by clicking the “Booster Club Membership” page, which can be accessed through the Support Organizations section (main menu).
General membership meetings are held once per week on the Monday following each game and are open to each Booster Club card holder. The bulk of the meeting is conducted by the head coach, who performs a film review of the previous game and previews the upcoming game. Often, the coach will have a few of the team co-captains on hand to address the Club. The Booster Club President also updates the members on the status of any activities as appropriate.
While the visible part of Massillon football occurs on game night, there is a myriad of pursuits that take place behind the scenes, most of which are unknown to the casual fan. The coaches spend countless hours molding our young men into a competitive team that we can all be proud of. And the players do their part by focusing on becoming the strongest, fastest, most fundamental student-athletes that they are capable of. But all of this takes money. While ticket sales provide significant financial support to the program, it is not enough to make the whole effort work. And that’s where the Booster Club comes into play.
Throughout the year the Club conducts various fund-raising activities. The funds are used for:
- Purchase of football gear
- Player summer camps
- Special requests from the coach
- Miscellaneous Booster Club expenses
While there are hundreds of community residents that are Booster Club card holders, the number of “active” participants is much smaller and very stretched when it comes to supporting each of the activities that are needed to maintain and support such a great football program. This is where help is needed. Therefore, each Club member is sincerely requested to assist with just one event. And if you enjoy the experience, try another. Eventually, you will cultivate many friends, while being acknowledged for your contributions, which then affords an opportunity to grow within the organization.
Unlike with most high schools, the active membership of the Massillon Booster Club is not comprised solely of player dads. Rather, it is a group of dedicated men and women that stay with program year-to-year. They are the ones who have the passion to support the needs of the players and maintain the high standards of Massillon football.
Often, active members are invited to become members of the Junior Board, which is an accolade that signifies their willingness to participate in various Club endeavors when called upon. Board members also gather throughout the year to receive and discuss updates from committee heads on status and strategy, giving members insight into those “behind the scenes” activities.
Further opportunities could then present to become a Booster Club officer and perhaps president of the Club, all of which carry 1-year terms. Outgoing presidents then join with several others in a Senior Board, a group of past presidents that is tasked with approving major Club activities and expenditures.
But it all starts with a single activity. You can contact the Booster Club via email at email@example.com to get started.
Below is a breakdown of the various activities with which the Booster Club is involved. All of these need the dedicated leadership and personal support of active Club members.