Northstars Booster Club nurtures the abilities of individuals with mental and/or physical challenges through organized recreational and social activities, maintaining their honor and dignity at all times, and creating mentors and friendships throughout their participation.
2013 – Northstars Booster Club was founded by a small group of parents who wanted their kids to have opportunities to participate in team sports. Swimming was our first sport team followed by bowling. Hosted a small annual awards banquet to acknowledge the accomplishments of our athletes.
2014 and 2015 – Swimming and bowling continued to attract new athletes of all ages. Three additional sports were added – softball, track and basketball – with a small number of athletes and a few committed coaches. Sports banquets were held each year to honor our athletes. We connected with North Kansas City School District and their indirect support for Special Olympics. 2016 Athlete participation increased rapidly including unified partners and coaches for our five (5) sports, attracting participation throughout the NKC School District. Our teams competed in regional and state SOMO Games for Indoor and Outdoor sports. Eight athletes received their high school letter. 120 people attended our 4th Annual Sports Banquet to honor athletes, coaches and volunteers. To raise funds, parent volunteers worked at various NKCSD concession stands and we held our 4th annual Car Wash at Hy-Vee on Barry Rd bringing in $2,100. We increased community awareness with Northstars floats in the Snake Saturday and Gladfest parades, winning awards for our floats at both events. Our fall family picnic was our largest to date with 100 attendees. During the year, we sold lots of Northstars apparel that created community awareness and built Northstars pride.
2017-2018 Athlete participation continued to increase through the various sports (swimming, basketball, track, softball, bowling, soccer (new in 2017)), social events (Snake Saturday and Gladfest parades), annual car wash fundraiser and annual Sports Banquet..
Northstars Booster Club is a tax-exempt entity recognized under IRS section 501(c)(3) as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible.