Athletic Boosters

         Athletic Boosters

SLV Athletic Boosters is a nonprofit organization for parents and alumni who are interested in supporting high school athletic programs in the San Lorenzo Valley. The Athletic Boosters have financially supported high school athletics for over 35 years. SLV is the only district in Santa Cruz County that is a NO PAY TO PLAY for sports due to the Booster and District Office support and cooperation.


Athletic Boosters By laws-2013


You can contact SLV Boosters by mail at

SLV Athletic Boosters, P. O. Box 616, Felton, CA  95018

or by emailing us at


President – Joan Gnau
Vice President – Rick Doran
Vice President Bingo – Lisa Hill
Secretary – Laura Robbins
Treasurer – Richie Solomon
Membership – Jennifer Kanter
Public Relations Coordinator: _______________
SLVHS Athletic Director: Mark Mercer


How does the SLV School District pay for sports?

The District Office, Athletic Boosters and Individual Team Sports ASB accounts pay for the SLV High School athletic program.

In the 2013/2014 school year, Boosters contributed over $80,000.00 to SLVHS sports programs and facilities.

Football Snack Bar/Concessions

The Boosters run the snack bar at the football field. Booster members and volunteer parents staff the snack bar. Concession money goes directly to the sport’s ASB account. Please help out by taking your turn at the snack bar and concession stands.


Donations from parents, alumni and business are another source of revenue. SLV Boosters is an official nonprofit tax exempt organization for State and Federal purposes.  If you would like to make a donation to SLV Boosters for high school sports send a check to:

SLV Athletic Boosters,

P.O. Box 616,

Felton, CA  95018. 

A receipt will be sent for your tax records.

Booster Sports Awards

Every year Boosters awards a total of $3000.00 to Senior Student Athletes.  Forms and requirements can be picked up in the Counseling Office.

Boosters Supply Athletes With

Team Awards
Team Uniforms  
Sports Equipment                                     
Conference fees                                      
Sports Facility Repair and Improvements


Support your teen's coaches by volunteering when asked to work BINGO NIGHT. It is fun, it is easy to do, and this is how to support the team players!


Our Bingo core team needs parents! (commitment: one Monday evening a month). Also needed, one to three people to take over the operation of Bingo.  Currently most of our core team and operational manager are parents whose children have graduated.  Remember, Bingo raises the most money for SLV High School sports.


Booster meetings are the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Multi-use Room.  Please come and help with SLV sports.

If you would like Booster updates, please sign up at


By becoming a Booster member, you automatically help support SLV Athletic Programs.  In addition, membership also gains you entry into all home games for all sports (excluding tournaments and playoff games). 

As a Booster member you also have the privilege to help shape SLV sports programs by voting at the monthly Boosters’ meetings.  We strive for school-wide parent participation.

You may join by clicking on this membership form, filling it out and saving it to your computer, then emailing it as a attachment to: and paying through PayPal


* Become a Booster member

* Attend the monthly Booster meetings to participate with your         presence and voice

* Support your child’s team by becoming a Team Parent

* Support Boosters by becoming a monthly core team Bingo volunteer

* Support your child’s team by volunteering to work your team’s Bingo Night

* Volunteer to work at the Snack bar

* Volunteer to work the gate for your child’s sport

* Help your child’s team coach with team fundraisers

* Attend all sporting events and show your Red and Black

* Volunteer to help with special Booster events: Physicals Day, Open House, and Coaches’ Dinner


Bingo is Boosters’ main source of revenue. It raises approximately $10,000 a month that goes to both our Boosters’ general fund and to individual sports.

Bingo is played every Monday night of the year in the Portuguese Hall which is located in Santa Cruz between Costco and Harvey West Park.

Bingo raises money for sports in two ways.

The first is through a dedicated core team of parents that volunteer one Monday each month to run bingo. Bingo proceeds generate money for the Boosters general fund.

The second way is by giving money directly to a sport.  Every sport gets assigned bingo night(s). Four parents from that sport are asked to work bingo for one night.

The Boosters then deposits $500.00 into that sport’s ASB account for each bingo night worked.