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 September 2014 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Madysen Zander (Senior) - Girls Volleyball:

September Mar Club Female Athlete of the month is Senior, Madysen Zander for Girls Volleyball. Coach Anna Folk nominated Mady and here is what her accomplishments are: Please consider Madysen Zander for September’s Athlete of the Month. Mady has been instrumental in our team’s success this past month, as our libero, she has tallied 220 digs and 17 aces. Not only is Mady one of our most reliable defenders, she ranks up there with the best in the region. Her consistent play is one of the main reasons we’ve been able to run a dynamic and up-tempo offense this year and will be a crucial part of success going forward.

Bryce Andresen (Senior) – Boys Cross Country:

There was a tie for the male athlete of the month for September: Bryce Andresen , Senior Boys’ Cross Country was nominated by Coach Towner. Here is what Coach Towner had to say about Bryce: Bryce has been an exceptional leader all season in meets and at practice. Every practice he is motivating and cheering on his teammates to do better and work harder. In races this month Bryce has led the team in all four meets and placed in the top 20, out of an average of 90 runners, in each race against some of the best competition in the state.

Erik Porter (Junior) – Boys Tennis:

Erik Porter, Junior Boys Tennis was nominated by Coach Paul Christen. Here are Erik’s accomplishments: Erik Porter had maybe the best month of tennis a Mandan boy’s tennis player has ever had. During the regular season duals, he went 5-1 against West opponents playing #1 singles including a win over the defending West Region singles champion. At the Minot Round Robin, Erik took 1st Place at #1 singles going 6-0 against the top players of each team in the region. Erik continued his stellar play at the West Fargo Invite placing 4th at #1 singles in a very difficult tournament that included every team in the state. Erik entered the West Region tournament as the #1 seed in the Singles tournament. He played his best tennis of the season on his way to winning the tournament, losing only 8 games total in his four matches. In the finals, Erik avenged his only West Region loss and became the first West Region Singles Champion for Mandan since 1977. With Erik’s win in the finals, he also set the Mandan record for most singles wins in a season with 22.

Other nominations for the month of September were Ryan Larson, Junior, Boys Soccer - Nick Miller, Junior, Football – Maiah McCowan, Sophomore, Cross Country, - KayCee Schulz, Sophomore, Girls Golf - Carlie Borchers, Senior, Girls Swim & Dive.

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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.