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 May 2015 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Erin Bussman (Senior) - Girls’ Soccer:

MAR Club Female Athlete of the Month for May is senior girls’ soccer player Erin Bussman. Coach Jennifer Kessler nominated Erin and here is what she had to say about Erin:

Erin is a Senior Captain for the girls’ varsity soccer team. She worked extremely hard this season with our young team and has played an important role since joining the varsity squad as an 8th grader five years ago. Erin has been a selfless player for our program playing literally every position on the field, including goalie. She always does what is best for the team and never complains. She was our starting keeper as an 8th grader and became a starting field player her sophomore year as she helped lead our team to our first ever State Tournament appearance.

This season was a very difficult season for our program with the youngest varsity squad on record. Erin was an exceptional leader for our young team and her effort this season garnered her two end of the season awards. She was selected as the only Mandan athlete to the West Region All-Region team and she was awarded the “Unsung Hero” award by her teammates.

Erin has been a great role model and leader for our team. She will be greatly missed next season.

Trever Leingang (Senior) - Boys’ Baseball:

The May Male Athlete of the Month is senior baseball player Trever Leingang. Coach Dewitt Mack nominated Trever and here are his accomplishments:

Trever’s month of May was a culmination of years of practice and hard work. In looking at his statistics it becomes very evident of why Trever received numerous accolades as his high school baseball career came to an end. Trever was our everyday catcher, however, he also filled a role of pitching on the team and was very good. He was 4-0 on the hill in May, winning the first games at the West Region and State Tournament. He finished the season 6-0 with a measly 0.53 ERA. He had 40 strikeouts and only 10 walks.

He was also one of our leaders at the plate. His final batting average was 0.417 with a 0.495 on base %.

As our catcher, he handles the ball second only to the pitcher. In all those opportunities Trever only committed two errors the entire season and recorded 116 total put outs (2 of which occurred in the state championship game when he picked off two Fargo Davies runners).

Trever has also been recognized by the coaches throughout the state with the following awards: WDA All-Conference team, West Region All-Tournament team, ND Class A All-State team, ND Class A All-State Tournament team, West Region Senior Athlete of the Year and ND Class A Co-Senior Athlete of the Year.

Trever was also instrumental in helping his team become the WDA conference champions, the West Region tournament champions and the ND Class A State Baseball champions.

He was also voted by his peers as the Most Valuable Athlete of the year on the Mandan Baseball team.

His numbers and accomplishments speak volumes for the month that Trever had and the type of player he has become.

Other Athlete of the Month nominees for May were sophomore Andrew Morgan, Boys Track and Fiel; Senior Colton Murphy, Boys golf; 8th Grader Kennedy Harris, Girls Softball; Junior Miranda Lowman, Girls Tennis; 7th Grader Kelby Rinas, Girls Track and Field; and Junior McKenzie Zacha, Girls Tennis.

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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.