Boosters manages a number of events throughout the year to help offset costs and to deliver a quality and fun experience for our players! We aim to minimize fundraising for our players and families, which means it is critical we get support from our players and families to help the Boosters execute these events throughout the year.
Boosters hosts several tournaments throughout the year - including 4 MYAS Fall Ball Tournaments every September & October; 1 MYAS Youth Tournament in December. These tournaments are a primary source of funding for our program.
We are a small Booster Club, however, so to successfully host these tournaments we must have parents and players of Blaine High School basketball, and NHS students roll up their sleeves and volunteer! Thank you in advance for being part of our program.
Our next hosted tournament is on Saturday, December 15th. Can we count on you to help us out? You can sign up to volunteer on our SignUpGenius web page:
As soon as HS teams are formed in November, the BHS Girls coaching staff and players engage in a team building event. This event helps everyone come together, get to know each other, and start the year off right - as a TEAM. This year's team building event is in Annandale on Saturday, November 17th.
Soon after teams are formed, all players and families come together to meet for a team kick-off. and parent information night This event is focused on reviewing expectations, discussing events and plans, and answering any questions for the upcoming season. Players have dinner at the event, and Boosters share the events that require volunteers for the season.
Every season an away game is chosen for the Mother/Daughter Weekend. While all teams travel to the away game, there is a hotel stay for the JV/Varsity mothers/daughters. It's a fun weekend and a great opportunity for players and their mothers to bond! This year's Mother/Daughter weekend is in Duluth on Saturday, November 24th.
Every season a home game is selected for Youth Night. At this game, Blaine Girls Youth Basketball players are able to attend the home game free of charge. Boosters provides dinner for the players and there are prizes given away to the youth throughout the game.
Before the game, youth players create a tunnel for the JV/Varsity players to enter the court. Following the game, JV/Varsity players are available to sign a team poster for the youth. Both the High School and Youth programs look forward to this night every year! This year's Youth Night is on Friday, December 14th when the Bengals host Armstrong/Cooper.
Every season, the HS Program welcomes back all Alumni players and coaches for a fun night on the court! Games are played, dinner is served, and all that attend enjoy connecting with current and past players and coaches. This year's Alumni Night is on Saturday, December 22nd.
Every season, a home game is selected for Staff Appreciation Night. JV & Varsity players select a staff member to appreciate - thanking them for their support and guidance. Staff being honored are awarded a small gift from the players. This year's Staff Appreciation Night is on Thursday, Jan. 10th when the Bengals host Anoka.
Every season, a home game is selected for Parents night. We aim to honor the parents of players and thank them for their support. Before the game, all players and parents are announced and each parent receives a small thank you from their player. This year's Parents Night is on Wednesday, Feb. 13th when the Bengals host Champlin Park.
Every year the Boosters operates concessions for the Girls Blaine Youth Tournament. We have concessions in 4-5 locations. We love to support our youth players as they are our future High School players! Providing concessions for the tournament is also an important fundraiser for our program. This year's Girls Youth Tournament is Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 16-17th.
Every season, a home game late in the year is selected for Senior Night. This night is all about our Senior players! After the game, Seniors are recognized individually, receive a gift from the program, and players and coaches share memories and stories! This year's Senior Night is on Friday, Feb. 22nd when the Bengals host Centennial.