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 November 2014 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Carlie Borchers (Senior) - Girls’ Swimming & Diving:

Mar Club Female Athlete of the Month for November is Senior Carlie Borchers. Carlie was nominated by Coach Ralph Manley for Girls’ Swimming & Diving. Coach Manley wrote this about Carlie:

Carlie had a super month of November – The Braves had two big meets and Carlie stepped up at both meets (WDA & State). At the WDA Championships in Minot, Carlie started the meet off with a 4 second time drop in her 200 Freestyle (2:01.20), swimming to a WDA Championship in that event!! With one individual event behind her, she set her sights on the 500 Freestyle. The race was one exciting event. Carlie and Mckenna Brown from Minot fought hard through the length of the 500. They switched 1st and 2nd position at every 25 all race long, with the last length to the finish stroke for stroke with each other. Carlie had a fantastic 9 ½ second time drop in her best swim of the season so far (5:23.31), but what seemed to be an almost tie, ended with Carlie in a 2nd place finish by only .420 behind Mckenna. Carlie then got out of the water, took a couple of deep breaths then anchored for the next event, the 200 Freestyle relay. She swam her best split of the season, a 25.12 which gave our relay a 4th place finish with the time of 1:48.63, a 2 ½ second drop from their best time. Carlie was still not done. She was the anchor on the 400 Freestyle relay team, she helped out her relay teammates by swimming her best split by almost 3 seconds, a 55.61, with the Relay finishing a solid 4th place with a 3:58.67. Carlie also earned the honor of being named to the WDA All-Conference team. A very fantastic day!!

State was the next weekend at Bismarck where she continued with the same effort and swims. In her 200 Freestyle she dropped another 1 ½ seconds (1:59.62) swimming to a 6th place finish. In her 500 Freestyle she dropped a 1/12 seconds to a 5:22.91, again finishing 6th place for the Braves. Carlie again anchored the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay with the teams place 11th in the 200 freestyle Relay with a 1:47.00 and 9th in the 400 Freestyle Relay with a 3:53.01.

Dale Spillman (Sophomore) – Wrestling:

MAR Club Male Athlete of the Month for November is Dale Spillman. Dale is a sophomore and was nominated by his Wrestling Coaches Ben Beckler and Luke Mellmer. Here is what they said about Dale:

Dale has had a very successful start to the season for the Braves picking up right where he left off last year, placing 7th at the State tournament as a freshman. He is undefeated in the two contests that we have had, posting a 4-0 record. Dale pinned his opponent in the BHS Dual and went 3-0 at the Minot Early Bird Tournament taking 1st place honors in the 170 pound weight class. He is currently Ranked 5th at 170 in the State Class A Coaches Poll and is the number two wrestler from the WDA Conference. Dale is also a high achiever off the mat as he earned Academic All-State Honors for the Braves last season, is involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and is a three sport athlete for Mandan High School. Dale pushes himself as hard as he can every day at practice to help prepare his self and his teammates for success during competition and is turning into a team leader for the Braves.

Other athletes nominated for the month of November were: Miranda Lowman, Junior, Volleyball and Mariah Marsh, Junior, Girls Hockey.

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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.