Mandan Athletic and Recreation Club

About MAR Club

Next Meeting – March 18, 2013 @ 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 22nd, 2013 at the Mandan Middle School. This event recognized all the Most Valuable Athletes from the 2012-2013 athletic 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 were announced.

The nominees for this award were: Mariah Fredericks, Courtney Goetz, Alexis Goldade, Shelby Gustafson, JaeLyn Russell, Nicolle Trenda, Nathan Berger, Lucas Bussman, Nathan Long, Nathan Schmidt and Brady Zittleman.

The Female Senior Athlete of the Year was awarded to Courtney Goetz and the Male Senior Athlete of the Year was awarded to Nathan Berger. They will each receive a $500 scholarship which is sponsored by Al Fitterer Architect, NISC/iGEAR, the Wanner family and the MAR Club.

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Athlete of the Month February 2014 Athlete’s of the Month for MAR Club

Shaylynn Mack (Senior) - Girls Hockey:

February Female Athlete of the month for the MAR Club is Senior Shaylynn Mack for girls Hockey. Coach Dewitt Mack nominated Shaylynn and here are her accomplishments:

Shaylynn’s February consisted of a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows. From the extreme of losing the last two home games of her high school career to beating Fargo South the last game of the regular season, a team that Mandan Girls hockey had never beaten. From the emotional low of losing the first game at the State Hockey tournament to the emotional high of her scoring the winning goal in overtime, a first win in the State Hockey Tournament by either a boys or girls team from Mandan, to the realization the next day that she would never skate for Mandan High School again. February was filled with lots of emotional ups and downs.

As a team, we struggled in February with a record of 2 wins and 6 losses. During that time Shaylynn kept a positive attitude, encouraged her teammates and helped me keep everything in perspective. Even though our team play was discouraging at times, her positive attitude kept the girls spirits up and they approached next game with more determination and passion than the previous game. That was very evident in the overtime win against Williston in the State Tournament. Even though the girls were physically and emotionally drained, they kept encouraging one another, with Shaylynn leading the praise and cheering.

Shaylynn was recognized in February for her consistent defensive play by the West Region coaches, as she was selected to the All-Conference team. The coaches from across the state also acknowledged her defensive play when they selected her to the All-State team as well.

Shaylynn’s play during February was the best of her high school career. She will be missed as a defenseman and leader next year.

Curt Zachmeier (Senior) – Boys Wrestling:

MAR Club Male athlete of the month for February is Senior Wrestler Curt Zachmeier. Head Coach Ben Beckler nominated Curt on these accompishments:

Curt could not have closed out his season for the Braves any better. Accomplishing his season long goal of staying undefeated finishing with a 39-0 record. In February he won the WDA Tournament in Dickinson and the State Wrestling Tournament Bismarck at 138 pounds. Curt finished his career as one the most successful wrestlers to compete for the Braves. He is 2 X State Champion, 4 X WDA Region Champion, and 4 X State Placer. Curt also finishes 3rd on the All Time Win List with 172 wins in his career. The last accomplishment for Curt in the month of February was being selected as a USA Wrestling Magazine Senior All-American. Curt has been a constant leader in our room over the last few years and will be missed in the wrestling room next season. He was always putting everything he had into practice and was an example of the competitor we all want to coach during competitions.

Other athletes nominated for the month of February are: McKayla Howling Wolf, Senior Girls Basketball, Senior Eric Mayer, Boys Swim and Dive, Freshman Boys Hockey player Sawyer Schmidt, and Jacob Hanson, Senior Boys Basketball.

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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 2013 MVA's

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MAR Club Meetings & Minutes

Next Meeting – March 18, 2013 @ 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.