Celebrating 50 Years of Supporting SPHS Students!!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  It certainly looks different than any of us ever imagined and we are all adapting to the changes that this new (hopefully very) temporary situation presents.  But, in the meantime, school starts, students get back to their routines, and in their resilience, the students find ways to continue their good work through clubs, academic and other pursuits, and, being optimistic here, athletics later in the school year.  It is with this optimism that the SPHS Tiger Booster Club continues its work to support the students of SPHS so that they can have the best experience possible.

In 1970, the South Pasadena High School Tiger Booster Club officially formed to coordinate fundraising efforts and maximize support for all of the students at SPHS.  Prior to that, parents had united to fundraise for their student’s individual school activities, but the formation of the Booster Club successfully coordinated and improved the success of these efforts.  And, so this school year, we are celebrating 50 years of Booster Club support to SPHS!

Under normal circumstances, Booster Club raises its funds primarily through membership, Tiger Bingo, and the annual Tiger Run, and the generosity of our members and the greater South Pasadena community.  As you can imagine, this year is looking quite different with Tiger Bingo shut down since March (hoping to reopen in early 2021) and the Tiger Run currently “wait and see”, but will, in any event look very different.  And yet, the show must go on for the students, who are still producing an amazing newspaper, creating a yearbook, competing in Virtual Business, and finding new ways to give and thrive through the over 50 clubs and other academic/athletic groups at SPHS!

And so, we are reimagining our fundraising this year and kicking off our “$50 for 50 Years” campaign to help us through this time and allow us to continue to support our amazing students in all of their extra-curricular endeavors.  We hope you will support this campaign!  We also hope you will join the Booster club!  Operated and sustained by volunteers, the South Pasadena Tiger Booster Club is a non-profit organization that draws its members from the entire community: parents, alumni, coaches, teachers, high school staff, and local businesses.  So, please join us!    http://www.sphsboosters.org/shop/ 

Dianne Parker

President, SPHS Tiger Booster Club