Mandan Athletic and Recreation Club

About MAR Club

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month @ 5:30 – MHS Library

The MANDAN ATHLETIC & RECREATION CLUB is an active booster club designed to stimulate interest and support for athletic and recreational activities at Mandan High School. The club recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of the athletes. MAR Club raises funds through a variety of means. The main fund-raiser is the sale of MAR Club season passes for the year’s athletic events. Funds raised go back into the athletic programs to support our athletes. The Athletic Department of Mandan High School distributes the money to all sports for equipment, uniforms, facilities, improvements, and miscellaneous expenses.


MAR Club Events & Activities

Athlete of the Month Awards
Volunteer tournament workers
MAR Club Track Meet
Elite Brave Award

Braves apparel sales at athletic events
MVA Awards Night
Sports Kick-off
Male/Female Athlete of the Year Scholarship

The MAR Club greatly appreciates the support from each and every one of you!
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MAR Club Super Boosters

The MAR Club continues to have tremendous support from our Super Boosters and the Mandan area communities. Attached is a brochure detailing each of the new levels of sponsorship which will be implemented this year. Please contact any MAR Club Member listed below if you are interested in becoming a Super Booster.

Click here view the Sponsorship Brochure

Click here view the list of current Mandan Braves Super Boosters

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Board Members OFFICERS: If you have any questions, feel free to call any member listed below.
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Senior Athlete of the Year The MAR Club hosted the Annual Most Valuable Athlete Awards night on Monday, April 14th, 2015 at the Mandan Middle School. This event recognized all the Most Valuable Athletes from the 2014-2015 as well as other awards within their perspective sports. The event is concluded with the announcement of the Senior Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards.

The Female Senior Athlete of the Year was awarded to Madysen Zander and the Male Senior Athlete of the Year was awarded to Bryce Andresen. They will each receive a $500 scholarship which is sponsored by the MAR Club.

Bryce Andresen is a year round athlete who has competed in Cross Country, Basketball and Baseball throughout high school. Along with this, he is a top student in his graduating class. Not many athletes commit themselves to being in three high school sports throughout high school, let alone excel as Bryce has done. Each sport that Bryce has participated in is distinctly different, yet his work ethic has ensured him a starting spot on each of them. Bryce was a captain for the boy’s basketball team this year and exemplified his leadership abilities at every practice and game. Bryce has regularly been awarded “Mr. Hustle” awards throughout his athletic career along with the “Brave Award”. Bryce is truly an athlete that demonstrates what it means to be a team-player and he strives to make everyone around him a better athlete also.

Madysen Zander was nominated for her participation in volleyball, hockey and soccer. Madysen is a four year letter winner in volleyball, a two year letter winner in hockey and a three year letter winner in soccer. She truly gives everything that she has into any sport or activity that she participates in. She is a true team player and always looks out for what is best for the team, verses her own personal satisfaction and success. Madysen has a natural athleticism to her; however, this coupled by her hard work ethic and positive attitude makes her an amazing student athlete.

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Athlete of the Month April 2015 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Madysen Zander (Senior) - Girls’ Soccer:

April Female Athlete of the month is senior, Madysen Zander, who plays girls’ soccer. Coach Kessler had this to say about Mady:

Madysen is a senior Captain defender for the girls varsity soccer team. She works extremely hard with our young team and has been our anchor in the central defense position. She is good at directing our young back line, knocking down dangerous opportunities for opponents scoring, and she has offered guidance verbally and by example during very difficult games. She has been playing through a tough thigh injury this season and never complains. She is positive with her being a starter for the varsity team since 2013, she has experienced a vast array of ups and down with our program. She is a 3 year letter winner and 2-time All-Region selection. Her work ethic has proven her to be one of our top defenders since her first season on varsity. She received her first All-Region honors as a sophomore and lead the defensive line to the first ever State Tournament berth for the girls soccer program. During the month of April and May, Mady has kept us in several close games where unfortunately due to our lack of experience on offense, we were not able to score goals. Her efforts in the back line have kept us competitive this season allowing our younger players time to grow. She leads her team both on and off the field and has been an exceptional role model for the very young varsity squad.

Parker Harm (Senior) - Boys’ Baseball:

Male Athletes of the month for April are Parker Harm, senior, baseball and junior, Gabe Meschke, boys’ track and field. Coach Mack had this to say about Parker: Parker had a stellar April for the baseball team. He is our team leader in hitting, pitching and fielding. His hitting stats for April are 20 hits in 44 at bats for an incredible average of 455. He has nine doubles, a triple and a home run in his 20 hits for 34 total bases. His fielding stats include 20 put-outs and 7 assists and 0 errors while playing centerfield and pitching. His pitching stats are by far the most impressive. In 20 innings pitched, Parker has recorded 29 strikeouts and only nine walks. He has only allowed two earned runs for an earned run average of 0.70. His record pitching in April is 2-1 and he missed a complete game no-hitter by a single batter. Parker is having a great spring playing baseball. His efforts are the foundation of our teams’ success.

Gabe Meschke (Junior) - Boys’ Track and Field:

Coach Leon Kary had this to say about Gabe:

Gabe Meschke had a very busy month of April for the Mandan Boy’s Track and Field team as he helped the Braves to State Qualifying events in the 400 Meter Relay, 800 Meter Relay and the 1600 Meter Relay. Gabe also qualified individually in the 400 Meter Dash and 800 Meter Dash. Gabe has come a long way since last year as he has shown more speed and strength in all his events. Gabe is a perfect example of an athlete who has made himself into an elite athlete through hard work, perseverance and determination. Gabe’s hard working attitude has inspired our younger athletes to work harder and strive to do their best. His leadership is greatly appreciated by the coaching staff as he’s always willing to do whatever it take to make the Braves a better team.

Other nominees for April were Erik Porter, junior, Boys’ Tennis; Jessica Frey , sophomore, Girls’ Track & Field; Miranda Lowman, junior, Girls’ Tennis; Mariah Marsh, junior, Girls’ Fastpitch softball; and Jacey Wilson, junior, Girls’ Track & Field.

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MVA Awards Night
MAR Club Most Valuable Athlete Awards Night

The MAR Club will host our annual Most Valuable Athlete Awards night on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at the Mandan Middle School. This event will recognize the Most Valuable Athletes from the 2014-2015 athletic season, athletes who were chosen as all-conference or all-state for their respected sports, Elite Brave Award recipients, the Athletes of the Month for this 2014-2015 season as well as those who achieved WDA All Academic Honors (3.6 or higher GPA) while participating in their sport. The Senior Male and Female Athlete of the Year will also be announced at the Awards Night.

Click here to get a full listing of the current Most Valuable Athletes

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MAR Club Meetings

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month @ 5:30 – MHS Library

Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at the MHS Library at 5:30 pm.
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MHS Athletic Donations MAR Club Supports MHS athletics
One of the fantastic things about being part of MAR Club is seeing our efforts pay off….which has happened again. Each year the MAR Club makes a monetary donation to the Mandan High School athletic department to supplement their budget to help student athletes. The efforts of the MAR Club results in an average donation of $30,000 to MHS activities. The following is a list of supplies/equipment/uniforms that the Athletic Department purchased in-part with the donation from the MAR Club for the 2010-11 school year. This donation was made possible with the generous support of the super boosters, patrons that purchased clothing, and the revenue generated through volunteer workers for NDHSAA tournaments hosted by the Mandan High School Athletic Department.

MAR Club Purchases

Every year the MAR Club helps purchase several needed items for Mandan activities that benefit both students and the fans.
View 2013-2014 purchases
View 2012-2013 purchases
View 2011-2012 purchases
View 2010-2011 purchases
View 2009-2010 purchases

The Mandan Athletic Department would like to thank the MAR CLUB for their annual donation on behalf of students and coaches. The annual donation makes it possible for the Mandan Athletic Department to make general purchases throughout the course of the year, with the help of the head coaches of each athletic program. This is the first year that the MAR Club has been able to donate $35,000 and in the past 7 years, the MAR CLUB has donated $187,000 to the Athletic Department. Please see in the picture above, MAR CLUB board member, Karla Zander presenting a check to Mandan Athletic Director, Lorell Jungling between the girls and boys Varsity basketball games against St. Mary’s.