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Feb. 6, 2023

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Battle Ground boosters planning drive-through concession sale on Saturday night

Club hopes to sell off inventory that was planned for canceled spring sports events

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

If your stay-at-home Saturday night plans includes watching a movie, the Battle Ground High School Athletic Booster Club has your snack needs covered.

The booster club will be hosting a drive-through concessions sale from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at the high school to sell off inventory that had been planned for canceled spring events.

“We normally have a very big track invitational that we host at the stadium,” said booster club president Mindy Brooks of the Tiger Invite track and field meet. “We also sell concession items at other spring events. But we sell a ton of inventory at the track meet where we have many schools participating from around the region all day long. So we sell a lot of our spring inventory off that one event, but then the spring season got demolished.”

Brooks said much of the boosters’ inventory perishable and would not last until the fall. So the club is inviting the public to help them out on Saturday.

Concession customers are instructed to drive onto N.W. 3rd Way — the road that runs between Battle Ground High School and District Stadium — from N. Parkway Ave., on the east side of campus.

The gates to District Stadium will be open, allowing cars to pull right up to the concession stand window at District Stadium.

At an order station, customers will be handed a paper menu on which they will circle the items they want. As the selections will be relayed to the concession stand and prepared, drivers will pull forward to a second station where the ordered items will be brought to them.

The cars will exit through a gate on the west side of the stadium, and they will leave the campus on N.W. 5th Ave.

“We just want to make sure we’re following all safety protocols,” Brooks said. “So we figured if we keep people in their cars then we don’t have to worry about people standing around each other. It seems safer for everybody to do it this way.”

Money raised by the booster club throughout the school year is used to help fund replacement uniforms and equipment for all Battle Ground sports teams, offset the cost of athletic fees for students facing financial hardships and fund the Tiger Pride scholarship, which is awarded to student-athletes moving onto college.

“We just hope people will come out and help us sell off our inventory,” said Brooks, whose daughter Jordan is a graduating senior and a four-year member of the Battle Ground swim team. “I know we are going to have more requests for uniforms.”