MISSION AND HISTORY
The Buccaneer Sports Boosters Club was founded in the late 1960’s and was originally called the “Buccaneer Banquet Committee”. Steve Sluka, the Athletic Director, and a small group of coaches and administrators met informally and planned recognition banquets in honor of the sport teams. This group evolved into the Buccaneer Sports Boosters in the early 1980’s. The group continued to meet informally, and in addition to the banquets, put together programs for the football and basketball teams. In the mid 90’s the BSB worked to expand the membership and involvement with all recognized sports programs. When the Grand Haven High School moved to the new and present location in 1997, the first set of by-laws were adapted.
The BSB actively supports the Grand Haven High School and Lakeshore Middle School athletic programs in a variety of ways. Financial grants are available to all athletic programs, sport participation scholarships are offered, Scholar Athletes receive recognition, outstanding athletic accomplishments are recognized, and college scholarships are awarded. All concessions at Grand Haven High School and Lakeshore Middle School athletic events on site are operated by the BSB. Three seasonal sports programs are produced annually. Presently there are 11-15 active committees, and the organization is made up of 6 board members and 30 team representatives. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month in the Large Group Instruction Room at GHHS and begin at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Vicki Ellis Football
Erin Rant- Boys Tennis
Christy Moore- Cross Country
Ed Traub & Angela Prins- Boys Soccer/ Treasurer
Dave Ireland- Girls Swim/ Vice President
Becky Rowden- Boys Track
Misti Holleman- Boys Lacrosse
Juli Evans- Girls Lacrosse
Joanne Brackenbury- Girls Soccer
Robin O’Connor- Girls Water Polo