For the past seven years, I have volunteered my time as a board member, webmaster, and creative director for the Scituate/Cohasset Youth Football and Cheerleading program (SciCoh). My youngest son was involved with the program from third grade until seventh grade. The following year, he joined his middle school team as an eighth-grader.
After seeing what a positive impact, the all-volunteer organization had on local boys and girls from grades second through eighth and getting to know the other parents involved; I decided to throw my hat into the ring.
Over the past seven years, the board has worked with me in establishing a SciCoh Sharks brand demonstrated through a website, email campaigns, fundraising materials and apparel.
For an organization with relatively high costs for equipment, field usage fees, transportation costs, paid referees, and other associated expenses, establishing a profitable apparel sales program was extremely necessary. It always gives me a warm feeling when I walk around town and see a young person wearing a SciCoh sweatshirt, T-shirt, baseball hat, or fleece beanie.
As I prepare to leave the SciCoh board, I feel a bit melancholy, but I realize it is time to move on so others can take over. Enjoy!– Doug.