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 December 2014 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Hannah Hanson (Junior) - Girls’ Basketball:

Coach Abby Thomas nominated Hannah and her accomplishments are: Hannah has been an outstanding leader in girls’ basketball throughout the month of December. She has greatly helped jump-start the girls’ basketball season. Hannah works extremely hard every day at practice and at games to make sure she is doing everything she can to make herself and her teammates better. Hannah’s leadership has been shown through her words and her actions. She is very vocal and always makes it a point to push herself and her teammates to be better through encouraging words and leading by example. She is a wonderful teammate that the younger girls can and should be looking up to as an example of what hard work, dedication, and leadership looks like. Hannah has had a great month of December statistically as well. In her 7 games during the month of December, Hannah averaged 11.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 blocked shots, and 1.6 steals per game. She also achieved a double-double in three of the first seven games of the season! Hannah is a phenomenal role-model on and off the floor, and her positive attitude gives the girls’ basketball team the push they want and need to become better and improve every day!

Rebecca Helbling (Junior) - Girls' Hockey:

Coach Dewitt Mack nominated Rebecca Helbling and her accomplishments are:
Rebecca has really stepped up her play this season as she had a great December for the girls’ hockey team. Rebecca had 11 points in December, 3 goals and 8 assists, which ties her for the lead on the team and the 14th overall scoring leader in the state. However, it is the intangibles that can’t be measured that makes Rebecca one of our team leaders. As an assistant captain, Rebecca encourages her teammates and leads by example. Her positive outlook naturally draws her teammates to her and her encouraging words makes them want to follow. She is also the hardest working player on the ice and along with her determination to give it her “all” every shift, sets the bar high and challenges her teammates to play to their best ability. On the ice, she makes everyone around her a better player, as is noted by her 8 assists (4th in the state) and by how she plays every shift like it may be her last. As a coach, you hope none of your athletes ever looks back with regret about how hard they played or if they could have been a better teammate. Rebecca exemplifies what it means to compete, each and every day, and she is a great teammate. She won’t have any regrets.

Bryce Andresen (Senior) – Boys' Basketball:

Coach Brandon Schafer nominated Bryce and here are his accomplishments:
I would like to nominate Bryce Andresen for the December Athlete of the month. Bryce is one of the hardest workers on our basketball team and it has been seen by his coaches and teammates. Bryce was voted a team captain of the boys’ basketball team for this season by his teammates. He has been a tremendous leader for our team on and off the court. Bryce sets a great example to his teammates and the entire program by has incredible work ethic and the will to get better every day. As our starting point guard through eight games, Bryce has been very consistent. He leads our team in minutes played, 3 point percentage, assists and he is second in total rebounds. In our eight games, Bryce has averaged 7 points per game, over 1 three per game - shooting at 42%, 4.4 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. Bryce comes to practice every day striving for himself and our team to get better. We are a better team because of his hard work and leadership qualities he shows every day.

Aric Riopelle (Senior) – Boys' Hockey:

Coach Matt Mullally nominated Aric and here are his accomplishments:
The captain scored seven points (3G-4A) in the Braves’ last four games, including a career-high three points in the Braves’ recent win over Dickinson. Riopelle, a two-year letterwinning defenseman, leads the team in minutes played and twice this season has received the team’s “hard hat” which is awarded to Mandan’s player of the game.

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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.