Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Booster bash

by the Grosse Pointe News

January 17, 2013

The Grosse Pointe South High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting its third annual “Time Out” Booster Bash at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.

“It’s the perfect weekend for parents to get together while the students are home studying for exams,” Ellen Doyle said in a press release. Doyle heads the Booster Bash, from which the funds raised support South’s athletic programs. “All are welcome regardless of high school affiliation.”

The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple and includes beer and wine, live entertainment, tailgate food, pasta bar, raffle prizes, a live auction and more.

Each year South’s athletic booster club provides money to support all the school’s athletic teams, funding uniform purchases, equipment, facility upgrades, athlete training and more.

Already this past year or so, the club helped raise more than $8,500 with the Run-the-Pointe Fun Run-a-thon; completed a state-of-the-art fitness facility inside the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Athletic Center for student, athlete and faculty use; granted four athletic scholarships of $1,250 each; helped with the annual Grosse Pointe North-Grosse Pointe South Challenge Cup Golf Outing, which raises money for both schools’ athletic departments; and provided security at football, basketball and soccer home games.

For more information about the Booster Bash, contact Doyle at or at (313) 885-1078.