Viking Crew, Viking Line and the Drum Line are the Spirit of the School!Viking Crew is comprised of volunteer committees that support various areas of Vanguard’s athletic programs. As the primary support group for the athletic program, there are many ways for parents to get involved and help Viking Crew. Committees include Vanguard spirit shop, Vanguard’s Golf Tournament, photography, Fan Bus, concession stand, Homecoming, and special event planning to honor the student-athletes—such as the Athletic Banquet. Viking Crew’s main Annual fundraiser to support the Viking Crew budget is a golf tournament, hosted in April. Viking Crew’s budget is used to provide equipment, supplies and uniforms for the Vanguard Athletic Department, as well as contribute money toward capital improvements to athletic facilities. This year’s focus for Viking Crew’s fundraising efforts is to provide additional transportation for Vanguard’s student athletes.
MeetingsAll parents are invited to attend Viking Crew meetings. Meetings scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year are: • Friday, September 9th
• Friday, October 14th Meetings are held from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Please check Vanguard parent memos for information regarding any meeting changes.
Important Dates for Viking Crew Events• Homecoming Spirit Week*: October 31st – November 4th
• Homecoming Football Tailgate & Game: November 4th
• Vanguard Golf Tournament Fundraiser: April 17th
• Athletic Banquet: May 15th
*Viking Crew will be selling mums & garters for spirit week. See parent memo in October for details.
How has Viking Crew supported Viking Athletics in the past?For the 2015-2016 school year, Viking Crew provided hundreds of hours of volunteer time supporting athletic events, in addition to paying for the following:
o Athletic Uniforms
o Athletic Wish List Items
o Team Van
o Team supplies/Equip
o Softball State Banner
o Athlete Gifts/Awards
o Gym/Field Repairs
o Viking Line 1
o Commitment for Gym A/C