Lily Loewenguth and Grace Paparo
This year the Jamesville-DeWitt Booster Club will hold the “All Sports Booster Club Spring Fling Fashion Show,” on Sunday March 11 at 3 p.m. at Drumlins Country Club. Students representing J-D’s athletic teams and musical department will be walking in the show as a way to raise money for all JD sports teams, since “many athletic necessities are not covered under the budget,” said Vice President of JD All Sports Booster Club Jodi Schwedes who also teaches at Moses DeWitt.
Last year a similar event was held at the NYS fairgrounds for the JD girls lacrosse program. “The committee felt that the location was inconvenient for families and that is why we chose to hold the event, within property lines, at Drumlins,” said Mrs. Schwedes. Last year alone, the girls lacrosse team raised $12,000. This year the booster club hopes to raise at least $15,000 which they will use to help all the sports teams. In addition to ticket sales there will be baskets with items from local businesses available for raffle.
Although the fashion show is designed to highlight seniors from all sports teams, there will be elementary students walking the runway. Underclassmen will be called on to participate if there is not enough senior participates. “We chose to highlight the senior athletes because they have worked so hard over the past four years,” said Mrs. Schwedes. Models will be wearing sponsored clothing from stores including Lord and Taylor, Boom Babies, Apricot Lane, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, Eco Chic, and JD athletic clothing supplied by BSN Sports.
Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP/front row runway seats. VIP tickets include front row seats and a complimentary gift. They are available for purchase from an event model or online at this link.