Due to basketball playoffs, we postponed the booster club's social event to be March 1st (formerly Feb 8).
We had so much fun last year...
... that we decided to do it again.
Please plan to stop by for our 2nd (annual?) Ingraham Athletic Booster Club (IABC) hosted Social.
What is a social? Is that a proper term? (yes, it is) Hmm, curious. Well, come on out on Wednesday just to find out, and show your support!
For clarity's sake, this social is for adults, not for students, but any adults (parents, grandparents, alumni parents, alumnae, business owners) who are Ingraham athletics supporters are welcome.
We just want to meet you, have you meet us (active board members), maybe we'll all start a book club... ok, getting off topic...
We will have some nibbles and drinks (wine, beer, soda) on hand. You don't need to bring anything but your smile.
The IABC will be offering up some new Rams supporter swag, available on site, for suggested donation amounts. Be one of the first with a spectacular Ingraham Rams supporter yard sign, or crisp IHS logo decal for your car window or bumper, among other great Ram Fan items.
Our goal is to turn up the Ram Pride in our community!
In case the graphic in the email is hard to read:
If you have any questions, or you want to help, please reach out to IngrahamRamFans@gmail.com
Copied from KING5.com article
SEATTLE - It was a special night for a beloved high school basketball coach. Walt Milroy coached at Seattle's Ingraham High School for 21 seasons. Friday night, February 3td, the school honored the 97-year-old by renaming its basketball floor "Walt Milroy Court".
Milroy helped lead the Rams to two Metro League titles, and a state championship. He also coached our current governor, Jay Inslee.
Inslee said, "We not only had a great basketball coach, but a guy who told us how to be a competitor in life and fight through the tough times, and I'm so happy that our state has a Walt Milroy."
Milroy retired from coaching in 1990.
More information also in this Seattle Times article.
On February 16th, 2017. the SPS district will hold an inaugural ceremony to honor their first inductees to the new Seattle Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ingraham's own Greg Lewis, a 1987 graduate, is one of the 2017 inductees!
Greg has recently shown his continued support for Ingraham athletics over by appearing at our Champions Breakfast event.
Congratulations to Greg!
Ingraham is proud of you!
Visit the SPS Athletics Hall of Fame website for more information and details about the Seattle 500 donor program to support athletics across the district.
Ok, it's not really Oprah style because she gets corporate sponsors to donate everything. Our volunteer base of supporters works really hard to organize fund-raising efforts so that we can fulfill some wish lists for the athletic programs of our school.
Fine print kind of stuff: IABC grants are awarded 2x/year and are typically combined with funds raised by individual teams through their own fundraising efforts. IABC grants allow teams to purchase major items that would be difficult for them to obtain without this extra support.
This November, 8 requests were received and all requests were fully funded! This is the first instance when IABC has had enough funds available to fulfill every grant in full and it felt great to be able to do it. It's a sign that we're starting to make headway into fulfilling the backlog of basic necessities and move beyond into the "extras" that enhance the experience of our student athletes. Thank you to all of your generous donations of time, materials and money.
Winter 2016 grants awarded include:
We did it folks! THANK YOU!
Thank you ALL who braved the weather forecast and made it to the Champions Breakfast!
This was our 6th annual breakfast fundraiser event and it was one for the annals. There was singing, hugging, crying, parades, cartwheels, and lots and lots of caring community members.
An amazing thoughtful keynote speech was heard by Sports Medicine doctor, Jonathan Drezner, M.D., about the value of youth sports AND the priorities in participation for parents and student athletes. THANK YOU Dr. Drezner!
If you were unable to come, there is still a link to make a donation, please see the "DONATE!" hot text link below.
Photography Credits - Ingraham parents - Leia Smith and Kathy Stanley.
Leia Smith also does Senior Pictures! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, leiasmithphotography.com
The next IABC event for parents is a Social Event for new parents, veteran parents, alumni parents, other supporters to get together - no business! This is March 1st at the Blue Ridge Community Club.
For March meeting on 14th, we will meet in the library.
We don't always have snacks, but you can bring some!
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
Deadline - June 19, 2017
Amount of Award - $500.00
The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..
Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
This scholarship has been listed with FastWeb
There are no fees associated with this application.
Director of BigSun Athletics
The IABC has shepherded the construction of a permanent concession stand in the foyer of the Ingraham gym. The Ram Shack has been open with the winter sport season.
THANK YOU to former IABC president, Karen Wilson, for seeing this project to it's completion.
Other contributors to this project we would like to express our appreciation and gratitude toward include: NAC Architecture (Philip Riedel), Pacific West Construction (Rick Cosentino), Stafford Food Services, Metrix Engineers, and Don Gilmore for their pro bono services which have helped make this project materialize.
Ram Shack Open for Business!
The NCAA posts some stats on post-high school participation.
To be eligible to play Division 1 or 2 athletics, you need to apply for eligibility. See information here:
You can get your hard copy of the sports program at your event ($2 each).
Also contact your IABC team liaison OR email us and we'll make sure you get what you need. Donation of $2 each, unless you are an advertiser or have a Shout-Out.
The Fall & Winter Sports Programs are in the bag, but you can still advertise your business in the Spring Sports Program. Submit your ad request anytime. See form below.
Shout Outs are personal ads to "shout out" to your favorite athlete or a favorite coach(es). See examples of Shout Outs in the Winter Sports Program (link to open the pdf at left)
All parents of spring athletes: there is an All-Parents of all Spring Sports Meeting on March 7th. If you miss this meeting, make sure you check-in with your coach to make sure they know how to communicate with you (email) and that you receive the information that was shared.
Activity cards for all athletes are $50 this year. This is a one-time fee per school year.
Paperwork packet is available from menu to the left "IHS Sports Paperwork".
See team pages on this website. Coach contacts are on the IABC Contacts page (left pane).
If you like information and nobody is updating the team page, volunteer yourself to the coach to provide the updates on the website. Also can reach out to the listed team IABC Liaison on the IABC Contacts page.
Don't just shrug and wonder. Please email email@example.com with any comments, photos, PRAISE, questions, etc.
This website is run by very human volunteer Ingraham parents.
If you're on Facebook, please ask to join the IngrahamRamFans group for IHS sports-related updates, info and images from our peoples as they happen.
New Cross Country Canopy!
“Thank you IABC for this canopy to benefit our excellent Cross Country team. This major purchase would not have been possible without the grant that you approved for us.”
-Bob Swift, Ingraham RAMS Cross Country Coach
IHS swim team thanks the IABC and ASB for their new timing system.
Team Pages (click the link)
Thank you Nick of Time Foundation for taking care of our Rams' hearts! This heart screening event was partially sponsored by the IABC.
To prepare student-athletes for life by promoting excellence in academics and athletics, and by building leadership and teamwork skills