Since 2004, the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Booster Club, Inc. has sponsored a student-athlete-run phonathon to help ORR’s student-athletes raise funds to support the high school’s athletic programs. Because of the generous support of the Tri-Town communities, this annual event has been a tremendous success. This year’s ORR Athletic Booster Club Phonathon will take place over seven evenings between March 1 and March 16 with student-athletes calling area residents to request a pledge of support for ORR athletics.
The Old Rochester Regional Athletic Booster Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit charitable organization originally organized in 2004 for the purpose of supporting all of the athletic teams at ORRHS. Its mission is to encourage interest in and provide financial support to all ORR interscholastic athletic teams and to recognize and reward teams and student-athletes. The club promotes several events each year to raise funds for athletic equipment, uniforms, teamwear, awards, and scholarships for graduating student-athletes. Funds raised by the Booster Club have been used to enhance the school’s athletic facilities and to purchase equipment for use by ORR teams. This past year, the Booster Club acquired sports video software for recording performances for coaching feedback. Since its inception, the Booster Club has raised over $350,000 to benefit ORR athletics.
Approximately 550 students participate in athletics at ORR, and by all measures, they have achieved great success. ORR has 27 varsity level sports, most recently adding Sailing and Girls Ice Hockey programs to its competitive sports offerings. Last year, ORR was once again the winner of the Boston Globe’s prestigious Dalton Award as the Division 3 high school with the highest overall winning percentage in the entire state. Last year, of the 21 South Coast Conference sports, ORR won 10 conference championships and placed second in six others. ORR also won its fifth straight Overall SCC title. In the past year, ORR won state championships in Girls Cross Country and Boys Basketball.
The ORR tradition of excellence is a result of the athletes’ hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm, as well as great coaches and fans. ORR’s student-athletes hope that the residents of the Tri-Town area will continue their generous support of Bulldog Athletics.
For more information, please contact the ORR Athletic Booster Club at president@ORRathleticboosters.com, visit the Booster Club’s web site at www.ORRathleticboosters.com, or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ORRABC) and Twitter (@ORRABC).