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 March 2014 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Carli Defoe (Senior) - Girls Track & Field:

Female Mar Club Athlete of the month for March is Senior Carli Defoe for Girls Track and Field. Coach Mike Kuhn nominated Carli for this award for these accomplishments:

Carli is a senior who has been in our varsity program since her middle school years. She really has been a very steady and dependable competitor and a huge mainstay in our relay teams over the years. Since the beginning of the season and throughout the month of March, Carli has demonstrated those steady, dependable, and hard-working traits that she has brought to the table for quite a few years already. In the WDA indoor, Carli was part of a 3rd place 4 x 1 Lap sprint relay, and a 3rd place mile relay. At the State Indoor in Fargo last week, Carli was part of a 2nd place 4 x 200 meter relay, and a 6th place 4 x 400 relay, with almost all Class A schools in attendance. There is no question in my mind that our relay teams would not be as successful as they are without her presence, determination, and dependability. In addition to that no varsity team could be successful without people/athletes like Carli.

Over the years, Carli has emerged as a fabulous leader, both by example, and an encouraging compassion for her team mates. She is a great student, and has been a huge part in our team’s scholarly achievements (NDHSAA Team Scholar Award – 5 years in a row).

Colten Stoltz (Junior) – Boys Track & Field - Reed Bergman (Freshman) - Boys Swimming and Diving:

Male Athlete of the month for March is Co- winners, Junior Colten Stoltz Boys track and field and Reed Bergman Freshman Boys swimming and diving Colten was nominated by Coach Leon Kary and here are Coltens accomplishments:

Colten had a very good month for the Braves Boy’s Track and Field day as he placed 7th in the 55 Meter Dash, 7th in the 200 Meter Dash, 3rd in the Triple Jump, 7th in the 4 x 420 relay at the WDA Indoor in Minot and a 9th in the Triple Jump, 22nd in the 200 Meter Dash and 15th in the 4 x 200 Meter Relay at the State Indoor in Fargo. Colten has become an inspiration for the younger athletes as he has progressed into a team leader since he started as a freshman. Colten is always willing to go the extra mile for the team as he will volunteer for whatever event the coaches need him to do. We’ll have Colten for two more years so we are expecting big things from him in the near future.

Reed was nominated by Coach Ralph Manley:

Reed had an amazing season for the Boys Swimming and Diving Team. This his first season on the team and only two meets in March - WDA and State you could not ask any more from this young man. At WDA Reed earned the top backstroke place in the 200 Medley Relay swimming a 28.53 and a final relay time of a1:47.89 place the relay team in 3rd place. In his event the 100 yard Backstroke he swam a 1:00.88 dropping 2.67 seconds from his previous time of 1:02.45. Reed placed 5th in the event helping the Braves to a 3rd place team finish at WDA.

At the State championships in Grand Forks Reed had another outstanding weekend. Leading off the 200 medley Relay Backstroke leg with a 27.88 dropping .65 seconds from WDA and along with his relay team mates they placed 8th with the time of 1:44.34. In his 100 Backstroke event Reed Swam a 58.88 in Prelims dropping another full 2 seconds off his time, while placing 14th at the State Championships. Reed is currently ranked 12th on the Braves All-Time top 16 Time list of the 100 Backstroke. Wow not bad month at all.

Other athletes nominated for the month of March were: Senior Adilene Benitez , Girls Track and 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 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 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.