ON THE SIDELINES: Booster Club deserves pat on the back

by Jul 23, 2015SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments





Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”  To me, it seems as though he very well could have been talking about the Cherokee High School Braves Booster Club.

The Booster Club is usually a faceless organization of parents and community volunteers that selflessly give of their time for one reason – to ensure that the athletes in Cherokee Central Schools have the best environment to help them grow both on and off the field.

While the members of the Booster Club are some of the biggest sports fans on the reservation, they are many times the ones who miss the touchdowns or last-second shots because they are busy pouring cheese over nachos at the snack bar or they are behind the counter selling Braves and Lady Braves t-shirts and other merchandise.

But, beyond that, they help with many other things…again, behind the scenes.  The Booster Club helps organize fundraisers throughout the year to help fund things from the purchase of uniforms to summer camp fees.  In recent years, the Booster Club and the One Feather have developed a close working relationship that has been beneficial to both organizations.  It is our sincere pleasure, here at the paper, to help them in all of their endeavors.

As we are about to move into the fall sports season in Cherokee, take a second to thank a member of the Booster Club because a lot of what is occurring on the fields and the courts is due to their behind-the-scenes dedication.

You can keep up with all of the Booster Club’s activities by “liking” their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CherokeeBravesBoosterClub.


“I’m a little bit embarrassed that all this is for me,” said Brett Favre, former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, as his jersey was retired during a ceremony at Lambeau Field on Saturday, July 18. “I really am…I never dreamed of standing here before you in a moment like this.  It’s just way beyond what I’ve dreamed of.  I’m so honored.  I want you to know I celebrate this with you.  We did it together.”