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 January 2015 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Emily Bendish (Senior) - Girls’ Basketball:

Emily Bendish has shown great leadership on the Mandan Girls’ Basketball team throughout the month of January. Her work-ethic speaks volumes. She always has a great, competitive attitude and expects nothing less than everyone’s best effort every time they step on the floor. She is constantly leading by example. Emily may not always be “flashy” one on the floor, but she’s the one working behind the scenes to get the job done. She never seeks recognition for herself. She just does what she needs to do to make the team better. Emily is a great role-model for her teammates. She is incredibly responsible and takes everyone on the team under her wing. She organizes all team events and makes sure they all run smoothly. All of her teammates greatly look up to Emily and respect her immensely. Statistically, Emily has had a very solid month of January. She averaged 5.3 points per game. She also had a very strong, physical presence on the floor. She fought to take care of the ball and made sure we ended up with it in our hands. She averaged less than 1.5 turnovers per game along with pulling down 5.7 rebounds and blocking nearly 1 shot per game. Emily’s leadership is fairly quiet, but extremely present. She leads by her actions, and she is a great representation of what true competitiveness should look like.

Keaton Sedivec (Senior) - Boys' Swim & Dive:

Keaton Sedivec had a GREAT month of January!! The Braves swimmers and divers had eight competitions during the month and Keaton won seven of the eight in his specialty of Diving. (1st place, Mandan Pentathlon 11 dive 368.75 pts; 1st place, Fargo South Dual 6-dive 228.70 pts; 1st place, Manley Invite 11-dive 321.05 pts; 1st place, Minot Dual 6- dive 240.30 pts; 1st place, Williston Dual 6-dive 238.45 pts; 1st place, Minot Invite 11 dive 395.85; 1st place Williston Invite 11 Dives 357.35. Keaton’s score of 395.85 pts. at the Minot Invite made him a North Dakota 1st Team All-State and qualified him for NISCA All-American status. He is a Team Captain this season and is truly leading the eight members of our diving squad to new levels. He is a hard worker and keeps all team members reaching for their goals. Now you may ask why he did not win the Dual with Bismarck on the 27th of January – Good Question – Bismarck had NO divers so Coach Claudia Schoellkopf let our other divers shine at that meet!! While Keaton dove JV! He cheered them on to their best score of the season so far. What a great month of January for Keaton and the Braves!! What a great young man!!

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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.