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Bulldog booster club works to keep students motivated

Oct. 25, 2013 at 5:25 a.m.

Nanette DeBord, center, holds up a Yoakum T-shirt for Felicia Hernandez, left, of Yoakum, before the start of the rival game against Cuero.

Although it's been decades since she's had a student in the Yoakum school district, Elorine Sitka has remained an active member of the high school's athletic booster club for the last 35 years.

"It's very important for a community to support its kids," Sitka, 68, said. "They're our future citizens, and this is what they need to keep them focused."

The Yoakum Bulldog Booster Club spends about $25,000 a year supporting the athletic program, said Layne Brandt, booster club president.

About 20 to 30 members meet every Monday night to plan the upcoming activities and to receive a report on upcoming games from the athletic director, Brandt said.

Last week, Yoakum beat its rival, Cuero High School.

"It was a big game," Brandt said. "We were extremely happy with the victory."



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