Mandan Athletic and Recreation Club

About MAR Club

Next Meeting – May 12, 2014 @ 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
Annual Awards and MVA Banquet
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. Beginning with the 2011-12 school year, the sponsorship levels of the super boosters has been modified to allow a varying range of sponsorship. 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 2012-2013 Mandan Braves Super Boosters

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Board Members OFFICERS: If you have any questions, feel free to call any member listed below.
President Pam Mack 663-3129
Vice President Sandy Swallow 471-6158
Secretary Keith Ann Singer 391-6061
Treasurer: Karla Zander 400-4686
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Senior Athlete of the Year The MAR Club hosted the Annual Most Valuable Athlete Awards night on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at the Mandan Middle School. This event recognized all the Most Valuable Athletes from the 2013-2014 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 nominees for this award were: Sarah Aune, Adilene Benitez, Rachel Ford, Kayla Helbling, Chelsea Peterson, Jacob Hanson, Derrick Markel, Brandon Schaner, Benjamin Wanner and Curt Zachmeier.

The Female Senior Athlete of the Year was awarded to Chelsea Peterson and the Male Senior Athlete of the Year was awarded to Curt Zachmeier. They will each receive a $500 scholarship which is sponsored by NISC/iGEAR and the MAR Club.

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Athlete of the Month May 2014 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Chelsea Peterson (Senior) - Girls Track & Field:

Female athlete of the month for May is Chelsea Peterson for Girls Track, Chelsea is a Senior. Coach Mike Kuhn nominated Chelsea, her accomplishments are : Accomplishments: Throughout her six year varsity career, Chelsea has continued to pursue and accomplish excellence on the track and in the field. She has been the leading scorer on our team for the past four years, and in the month of May, solidified that accomplishment. She qualified for state in six events. In the WDA Meet, Chelsea was 2nd in the 200 meters, 2nd in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and 3rd in the Javelin; scoring 30 of our team’s 96 points. At the state meet, Chelsea placed 2nd in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. In the 100 hurdles, she was .01 seconds away from winning a state championship. She also placed 7th in the javelin at the state meet. She scored 18 of our team’s 43 points at the state meet. She is the “ultimate Brave”. I have never coached a more tenacious competitor, who can do so many things in track and field. At the same time, she is one of those athletes that is willing to do what it takes to get better. She is the first one to practice, and the last one to leave, day in, day out. Throughout the season, I have come to know from other coaches, just how much they respect and admire Chelsea’s determination, competitiveness, and sociality. I think that speaks volumes for her character. Other athletes nominated for the month of May were Caitlin Cordova, 11, Jacey Wilson, 10, Samantha Bussman, 9, Parker Harm, 11, Gabe Meschke, 10 .

Colten Murphy (Junior) – Boys Golf:

MAR CLUB Male athlete of the month for May is Junior, Colten Murphy for Boys Golf. Coach Dean Johs nominted Colten and here are his accomplishments: Colton put his mark on the end of the season in Boys Golf, accomplishing things that have not happened in Mandan Golf for a long time. Colton broke thru with his first tournament victory at the St. Mary’s Invite at Hawktree firing a 76. Ten days later he added another individual title by winning the West Region Tournament at Jamestown Country Club, shooting an even par 72. I be those are the first individual medalist from Mandan High in Boys or Girls Golf in well over a decade. In doing so he also earned ALL WDA and ALL WEST REGIONAL Teams; and he was selected by KFYRTV for their Sports Honor Roll. These victories set him up as one of the favorites going into the State Tournament June 3 and 4.
These individual accomplishments are just one way he has added our Golf Team…. He is constantly leading the team in putting in extra hours on the course or at the range, and he almost always brings a teammate or two along with him. He has been the model of hard work, commitment and drive to raise his game to higher levels and bringing others along with him. Often he can be found working with a younger teammate or middle school golfer, giving them tips and helping with their game.
It is with these accomplishments and many more that he was unanimously chosen as the Most Valuable Athlete and should be an most deserving candidate for Athlete of the Month.

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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 14th, 2014 at the Mandan Middle School. This event will recognize the Most Valuable Athletes from the 2013-2014 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 2-13-2014 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 2014 MVA's

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MAR Club Meetings & Minutes

Next Meeting – May 12, 2014 @ 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.