For the past nine years, the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Booster Club has sponsored a phonathon to help ORR student-athletes raise funds to support the high school’s athletic programs; because of the generous support of the Tri-Town community, this annual event has been a tremendous success. This year’s ORR Athletic Booster Club Phonathon will take place during eight evenings between March 4 and March 19 when student-athletes will call area residents to request a pledge of support for ORR athletics.
The ORR Athletic Booster Club was 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. Some of the Booster Club’s recent projects include the purchase of medical equipment for the school’s athletic trainer, the “Bulldog Snack Shack” concessions trailer, new elliptical machines for the school’s strength and fitness center, and the installation of new award display cases next to the gymnasium. Since its inception, the Booster Club has raised over $300,000 to benefit ORR athletics.
Over 60 percent of ORR’s nearly 700 students participate in athletics, and the Bulldogs have achieved great success in many sports. ORR now has 24 varsity level sports after adding lacrosse to its athletic program two years ago and swimming this year. ORRHS is a four-time 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 and was once again named the South Coast Conference overall champion last year based on the combined records of all teams. This tradition of athletic excellence is a result of the athletes’ hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm and the Athletic Booster Club is proud to support them. ORR’s student-athletes hope that the residents of the Tri-Town will continue their generous support of Bulldog Athletics.
For more information, please visit the ORR Athletic Booster Club’s website at www.orrathleticboosters.com, or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/ORRABC and on Twitter at @ORRABC.