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 February 2015 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Mackensi Higlin (Sophomore) - Girls’ Basketball:

Mackensi was nominated by her coach Abby Thomas; here is what Abby had to say about Mackensi:
Mackensi Higlin had a great month of February for Girls’ Basketball. She led the team in both points and steals per game over the 6 games that were played during the month, averaging 11.7 points per game and 2.8 steals per game. Mackensi really stepped up on the floor and made her presence known. She was a large reason for the success we saw as a team throughout the month of February. We faced some great competition in the month of February and we were challenged as a team to step up. Mackensi rose to the occasion in each of those games and helped push our team to victory, or helped us stay within contention in the games in which we did not come out on top. When Mackensi is playing well for us, our team has a different feel to it. We feed off of Mackensi’s ability to create a spark on the offensive end of the floor. She is a player that can take the game into her own hands and wants the ball when the game is on the line. She has great determination and is becoming a much better all-around player with each game that is played. She is really beginning to learn what her role is on this team and how she can help us out on both ends of the floor. Along with her 11.7 points and 2.8 steals per game, Mackensi also averaged 4.7 rebounds per game and found her teammates well, averaging 2.5 assists per game. Mackensi has really become a complete player and a crucial member of the Mandan Girls’ Basketball team.

Maiah McCowan (Sophomore) - Girls’ Hockey:

Maiah was nominated by her coach Dewitt Mack and here is what he had to say about Maiah:
As a sophomore, Maiah has made a name for herself in girl’s hockey. She is the kind of player that everyone wants on their team but hope you don’t have to face her on the opponent’s team. Maiah is like that pesky mosquito, she is constantly buzzing around waiting for you to let down your guard so she can strike. Maiah is continually hustling, always racing her opponent to every loose puck. She was one of our best penalty killers because of her hustle and determination to get to the puck first.Maiah’s also have very high regards for her teammates. One day she had a doctor’s appointment that made getting to practice difficult. When it was suggested that she miss practice her response was, “I will be there. I can’t let down my teammates.” Maiah’s effort makes everyone around her work harder.Maiah ends the season as our third leading scorer with 20 points (9 goals and 11 assists).

Ryan Zachmeier (Senior) - Wrestling:

Male Athlete of the month is Ryan Zachmeier, Senior Wrestler. Ryan was nominated by his coaches Ben Beckler and Luke Mellmer, here is what they had to say about Ryan: Ryan ended his high school wrestling career this February with a bang!! After losing a hard fought match in the finals of the WDA tournament, Ryan avenged that loss by defeating the #1 seeded Bismarck High wrestler by an 8-2 dominating performance in the State Finals! Upon reaching state champion status, Ryan also raised the previous school Technical Falls record from 13 up to 19 (46 season wins)! Ryan also claimed the Total Match Points in a Season with 508 and tied the Total Wins in a Season record with 46! Not only has Ryan claimed three school records this year, Ryan was also Academic All-State boasting over a 3.5 GPA! Ryan was a senior captain and a prominent leader on the team. Ryan leads mainly by example by watching film with coaches before practice, and by doing the extra work after practice. Wrestling is mainly an individual sport, but Ryan goes above and beyond himself and is seen giving advice and working with the younger classmen and teammates to help our team grow and be successful

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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.