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Varsity Appreciation Night Ideas

Posted by Stumps Spirit on September 5, 2012

The varsity players have been carrying the team all season, and it’s time to show them how appreciated they are! Varsity Appreciation Night is a time to recognize all varsity players on a team, whether they play almost every minute of every game or are more of a “sixth man” type of player. There are lots of fun ways to recognize your varsity players on Varsity Appreciation Night.

Set the Date

This special night should be set well in advance and clearly not on the night of a sporting event. How else would the team attend?  Take into consideration the other sports that multi-sport athletes might play. Don’t schedule the football Varsity Appreciation Night on the night of a wrestling match. Some of your varsity football players might also wrestle.

Pick a Location and Decorate

It’s probably easiest to hold the appreciation night in the school cafeteria. It would be easy for everyone to attend if it’s at school, and decorating is easy. Chances are, the cafeteria is already plastered with your school colors. Be sure and decorate tables and walls with even more spirit-themed decorations. Varsity players will feel especially appreciated if they are greeted with a personalized sports banner. You know they love seeing their names in print!

Decide on Entertainment

Entertainment could be something as simple as a carry-in dinner. Assign different parts of the meal for different grades. For example, maybe the freshmen bring the salads, sophomores are in charge of the side dishes, juniors bring desserts, and seniors simply bring themselves!

Consider contacting the yearbook staff or school television station for pictures and videos of your varsity players. This could either be played while everyone eats or it could be a special event after dinner.

Thank them with a Gift

Don’t let your varsity players go home empty-handed on Varsity Appreciation Night. There are all sorts of school-spirit favors they can take home to remember the night for years to come. Some ideas include personalized magnets, team balls, or even personalized seat cushions so that when they come back to support the team after they’ve graduated, they’ll have someplace comfortable to sit.

Thanking varsity players with a gift can also be done if your appreciation night is the night of a game. Give the varsity players their gifts before the game or at halftime in front of a packed house.

Whatever you do, make sure your varsity players feel appreciated. Let them know that no matter how the season ended, your school and community are proud of all the hard work they put into the season.

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Decorate Your Car- Hockey & Basketball Spirit Ideas

Posted by Stumps Spirit on October 19, 2011

Take your school spirit on the road with you this season for hockey and basketball by decorating your car with a variety of trendy car spirit supplies. Deck out your whole vehicle to let everyone see your school spirit and show them how proud you are to support your sport!

Car Magnets
• Basketball: The awesome flaming basketball oval magnet and the square basketball magnets are perfect for showing school spirit and can be easily removed and transferred to another car if needed.
• Hockey: Design your own hockey magnet by clicking on create-a oval magnet. Then add two lines of text, a hockey graphic design, choose the background color, and decided whether or not to add a background design.

Car Static Decal
To decorate your car windows, use car static decals with a basketball theme or custom make a hockey decal. Car static decals are reusable and easy to stick up and take off your windows.

Car Chalk
If you like to change up your car decorating, then use spirit car chalk or window markers to customize a new design for every game. Use more than one color for a shaded effect. Window markers are simple to use and easy to remove. Be sure to get an orange window marker (or try the orange fluorescent marker) to draw a basketball, and a black window marker to draw a hockey puck.

Antenna Balls
Top your antenna with a custom designed hockey or basketball car antenna ball. Choose the shape, color, wording, and design to imprint on the car antenna balls. Get some for teammates and fans as well.

Air Fresheners
After practice or a game, the smell of a sweaty uniform, equipment, or player can overwhelm the confined space of your vehicle. Hang one of the spirit air fresheners in your car to maintain a fresher smelling car.

Hitch Covers
Choose round hitch covers and select orange for a basketball oriented hitch cover and black for a hockey oriented hitch cover. Another way to go is to select one of your school colors for the hitch cover and then just put a basketball or hockey graphic design on the hitch.

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