November 26, 1987 |
Five years ago, Bob McClure's son Bob was carried off the football field in a body brace on a stretcher. McClure still remembers the horrible fear that accompanied him as he rushed after the ambulance to the hospital. Everything turned out well: The injury was two fractured vertebrae. Bob recovered, played three more years of football at West Chester East and is now playing at the Coast Guard Academy. But through the recovery and rehabilitation process, an offhand comment by a doctor got the senior McClure thinking.
September 29, 2010
A Delaware County woman is accused of stealing from the Chester County high school booster club she headed, police said Tuesday. An investigation revealed that Alicia Marie Derry, 40, of Glen Mills, president of the Bayard Rustin High School Boys Basketball Booster Club, used the club's debit card to pay $4,128.58 worth of her utility, food, hairstyling, and other personal expenses, according to a statement released by the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. Derry, who was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and bad checks, was arraigned before District Judge William Kraut and remanded to the Chester County Prison after failing to post $10,000 cash bail.
August 4, 2000 |
Villanova University's decision to sever all ties with its longtime alumni sports-booster club has spawned a court fight that seems more suitable to alley cats than "Wildcats. " In June, the university, run by Roman Catholic Augustinian priests who have been calling their student-athletes "Wildcats" for nearly 75 years, sued the booster club in federal court in Philadelphia. The suit contends the club is infringing on the university's rights to certain "service marks, and confusing donors, by continuing to use the words Villanova and 'Wildcats'" when soliciting funds.
November 10, 1999 |
The Wildcat Club has donated millions of dollars toward Villanova athletics since it was formed in 1972. The university has told the club it won't accept any more of the club's money. It also has told the club it will have to vacate its rent-free office on campus. Clearly, any university doesn't want to discourage its alumni from giving money. So, how could this happen? Citing its need for "institutional control" over the club, an independent booster organization, university officials negotiated with club officials for three years after their affiliation agreement expired in September 1996.
June 20, 1993 |
Even though the girls' lacrosse team just ended its first undefeated season, it was not enough to save the program, which was axed along with other extracurricular activities from next year's school budget. The middle-school program was cut in April despite pleas to the Medford Lakes school board from lacrosse players at Shawnee High School and the head coach, Sue Rudderow, a resident of Medford Lakes. Now, however, members of a newly formed booster club hope they can help restore the sport - and any other that might end up on the chopping block next year.
October 3, 1993 |
Less than six months after the girls' lacrosse program at the Neeta School was axed, along with other extracurricular activities, School Superintendent Donald Gross has resurrected it and appointed a new coach for the team. The middle school program was cut in April despite pleas from team members, lacrosse players at Shawnee High School and Shawnee's head coach, Sue Rudderow, a resident of Medford Lakes. But residents formed a booster club to raise the necessary funds for lacrosse and any other activity the school board wanted, and in the spring, the board gave the club its blessing.
January 21, 2015 |
Bernadette McLaughlin Hunter, 68, of Cherry Hill, a former teacher in Haddonfield and Philadelphia, died at home in her sleep on Friday, Jan. 16. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Hunter graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1964, and earned a bachelor's degree at Gwynedd-Mercy College in 1968 and later a master's in education at Temple University. She began teaching at Robert Morris Elementary School in Philadelphia after graduating from Gwynedd-Mercy and resigned from the School District when her son, Robert E. III, was born in 1977.
November 27, 1995 |
Services will be held Wednesday for William Bendig, 44, president of the St. Joseph High School Booster Club in Hammonton and the man who helped bring about the school's new football field. A resident of the Braddock section of Winslow Township, Mr. Bendig died of a heart attack Saturday morning after spending the night at the field in a trailer to help guard against vandalism before St. Joseph's game with Hammonton High. Mr. Bendig was also at the field Friday, helping to set up new bleachers.
May 19, 2002 |
Seeking to bring light to a series of dark events, a South Jersey Catholic school has embarked on a campaign to raise money for stadium lights in honor of four former student athletes who died within 19 months of each other. The four men, one from Camden County and three from Gloucester County, all had played football for St. Joseph Regional High School in Hammonton. Their parents and members of the school's booster club are hoping to raise $84,000 to buy the lights, and they are calling their fund-raising campaign the "Spirit of Light.
March 5, 2001 |
A Philadelphia sports promoter has paid the Camden High School boys' basketball program over the last two years to play in tournaments in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Memphis, Tenn., that were arranged by his firm. Camden basketball coach Glen Jackson confirmed the payments but declined to reveal their amounts. He said they had gone to an unnamed booster club. Camden's booster club was cited last year by state auditors for a lack of financial controls and an inability to account for program money.