How You Can Help
There are many ways that you can help support the Athletic Boosters Organization. We are dependent on volunteers and fundraising to support the athletic program at Woodside High School.
Woodside athletes rely heavily on donations provided by Woodside families, staff, and community members to help fund the needs of Woodside High School’s athletic teams.
The athletic department receives funding from the school district to pay for major facilities, coaches stipends/salaries, AD personnel, referees, some transportation, and tournament fees, etc.
However, the district funding is not nearly enough to cover all the costs associated with sustaining and improving the athletic programs provided at Woodside.
Woodside has more than 35 athletic teams and over 450 athletes participating.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to help keep improving Wildcat athletics!
Your ABO donations may be tax deductible as the Woodside Athletic Boosters Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Federal Tax ID# is: 27-0920851.
The ABO also has a number of sponsorship opportunities for business and individuals. These range from advertising in football programs, sponsoring Field Signs that line the football field during games as well as the gym for the basketball season, sponsoring a tee for the Golf Tourney, and more!
Please contact The ABO President, Vice President, or Treasurer for information.
Your input and help is needed!
As are all of Woodside High School’s booster organizations, the ABO is run by parent volunteers. We depend on our community of active and concerned parents to help with organizing events, serve on our Board of Directors, act as team parents/representatives, taking pictures (and posting to our Facebook page), and many more important roles. Please join us!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The ABO Board guides the direction of the ABO, organizes events to raise funds for ALL Woodside sports teams, considers and acts on funding requests from team coaches, as well working with the administration to ensure top-notch facilities and equipment for our teams. We welcome your energy, input, and help in guiding the ABO's efforts to support our athletic programs at Woodside High!
SPORTS AWARDS NIGHT CHAIR
At the end of each sports season, the ABO hosts our Sports Awards Night to honor the student-athletes and coaches for their hard work throughout their season. We collaborate with the Athletic Director and parents to create a celebratory slide show that includes rosters, award winners, team and action photos, lists of honor roll student-athletes and more. The slide show is presented at the banquet, to recognize the fun, camaraderie, and growth our students experienced during the season.
TEAM REPRESENTATIVE AT ABO MEETINGS
Serve as a liaison between your team and the ABO. Attend ABO meetings, communicate with the team and other parents about the ABO, ABO membership and its events; communicate with the ABO about team news and accomplishments. Enlist the aid of parents to take pictures of their team for use on the website, the Awards Night and other venues.
Take pictures of Woodside teams in action. These pictures can be shared with the kids and their parents, shared on the ABO website or Facebook pages, and possibly used in the Awards Night slideset. There is nothing kids (and parents) love more than to see pictures of themselves. Help capture the moments and memories that they will have for the rest of their lives.
Volunteer to help at any of our fundraising events. It can be in the planning and preparation before the event or on the day of the event. Any little bit you can do to help will help make the event more fun and successful, and help to raise funds that go directly to Woodside Athletics Programs.
Athlete of the Week
Athlete of the Week March 15th, 2018
This week's Athlete of the Week is senior Katie Raynor. Katie is on the girls Varsity Lacrosse team and has been playing throughout her high school career. Raynor’s inspirations come from coaches Kevin and Stacey along with her old club coach Laura. In regards to Lacrosse Katie states, “I love being on a team, we joke around and have a really good time and I’ve met so many LAX friends.” Additionally, Katie enjoys the fast-paced games and the fact that Lacrosse results are dependable upon every player on the team in order to win. Katie plans to continue playing Lacrosse in college either for the school or on a club.
Alongside Katie is Jake Escobar! Jake is a freshman and began his lacrosse career in the first grade. He would like to continue playing lacrosse throughout high school and hopefully play at the collegiate level. Escobar’s main idol is Matt Landis, a stand out LAX player at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to games Jake enjoys listening to pre-game music to focus on the task ahead. Escobar says he enjoys playing Lacrosse because, “There’s lots of energy in games and I like to check the opponents to gain an advantage.” Congratulations to both Katie Raynor and Justin Escobar!