VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOL AQUATICS BOOSTERS
Dear Aquatics Parents and Supporters:
I am pleased to report that for the fiscal year completed June 30, 2017, Villa Park High School’s Aquatics Boosters (VPHS AEP) did an outstanding job supporting our school’s aquatics programs. For your review, below is a summary of the actions achieved along with a copy of our recently filed Federal Form 990 which will be posted to our website www.villaparkaquatics.com. It is important to start with full recognition that one of the greatest assets of the Villa Park Aquatics Program is the significant time our parents put into the program. In addition to direct support of our athletes, volunteer time is given to the program in many forms. Throughout the year our families stepped up to run the snack bar, host team dinners, coordinate team banquets, manage fundraisers, run the timing system, update the web site, send regular communications, and handle a host of other activities. The success of the Villa Park Aquatics Program couldn’t happen without our student-athletes, coaches, financial support, and again, without YOU!
Our direction beginning this 2016/2017 season was to efficiently utilize the funds collected to complete several projects specifically designed to enhance the aquatics facilities and eliminate costly/recurring maintenance. This included purchases of new shot clock batteries, touch pads, lane lines, updating the timing software, replacing power components for the timing system and replacing worn bench seating in both bleacher areas.
In addition to the above capital purchases, your booster club contributions made many things possible for VPHS Aquatics including:
- Over 600 league lunches were served through the course of water polo and swimming seasons
- Athlete apparel including t-shirts, polo shirts, and suits were provided to all participants
- Senior recognition events took place at the end of each season
- End of season banquets were held including awards and gifts
- Participation in the annual Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade
The Booster Club’s largest source of revenue, as in past years, was parent contributions totaling $38,000. Our contribution participation rate continues to exceed other sports enabling all three programs (boys water polo, girls water polo, and swimming) to run near break-even or better. We also enjoyed strong fundraising efforts via local partnerships and individual efforts yielding an additional $16,000. Included in this figure is $1,400 from hosting the California State High School Championships, $3,000 from Firework sales, $3,500 from polo ball sponsors, $1,400 from our swim shields, and $3,300 from snack bar. A number of other efforts brought in an additional $3,800.
After a year of mild expenditures, our balance sheet is a strong position with around $28K of operating capital available for the coming season. We begin the process identifying and prioritizing future projects during the next few Booster meetings. I welcome you to join us and provide your feedback as those decisions are made.
This letter began with recognition that our tradition of strong parental involvement is the greatest asset of the VPHS Booster program. As we head into the 2017/2018 season, I ask you to continue that tradition by staying or getting involved in as many of the available volunteer opportunities as possible.
Looking forward to seeing you all around the pool. Go Spartans!
VPHS Aquatics Boosters (VPHS AEP)
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