As we prepare our students for the academic arena, we remain mindful that participation in co-curricular activities brings balance. Many of our programs have needs outside of the yearly budget, and the Booster Club helps fill those needs. The Booster Club supports not only athletics, but the many other activities that take place at OCS. With your membership dues, prayers, encouragement, and occasional physical labor, the needs of these different areas are met. We encourage you to become a member of Booster Club. Your membership helps our students in their physical and mental development, and also in their spiritual lives as they become future “leaders for Christ”.
Last year was a record year for the OCS Booster Club. $100,000 went into the school to fund specific requests from coaches, activity leaders, and the athletic director. Booster club was able to respond to every request. Some of the larger projects included partnering with SPO on the new football/soccer bleachers (including the new sidewalk to and around the bleachers), redoing the boys basketball locker room, buying all the equipment for our new track and buying all new lights and mics for Drama.
In recent years, Booster Club has provided funding to enhance the debate and robotics programs, leveled the floor in the computer lab, replaced the stage floor in the auditorium, upgraded the sound system for show choir, given wireless microphones to drama, and purchased an additional set of risers for band. A portable heart defibrillator, as well as a video camera and DVD duplicator are now available for campus use. The athletic programs have benefited from equipment provided to golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and swimming. Baseball, basketball, and football have all seen improvements to their facilities including top dressing, a sprinkler system, upgraded sound systems, bleachers, field logo, a press box, and a coaches’ meeting facility. Total enhancements are too numerous to mention and still more are in the works.