ATHLETICS HOME OF THE DONS
Athletic activities are an integral part of our educational curriculum because they are an extension of the education process provided during the classroom day. Athletic participation provided by Columbus Catholic schools are considered a phase of the Christian educational process for each student. CCS athletics provide unique opportunities to students for personal growth, skill development, physical fitness, socialization, development of moral qualities, growth in emotional maturity, development of a strong character, creativity, and competition.
Goals for our student athletes are to develop leadership skills and responsibility; to grow in team commitment and school loyalty; to demonstrate and encourage sportsmanship and team spirit, to treat others respectfully, to deal positively with success and adversity; and to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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2016-2017 ColumbusCatholic Athletic Booster Club Membership Form
Please consider joining the Columbus Catholic Athletic Booster Club! The Booster Club supports ALL Dons athletic programs. Our vision is to grow the top athletic teams in Central Wisconsin in sportsmanship, participation, and victories. Our key priorities are to be ambassadors of school spirit and to support the needs of the Columbus Catholic athletic department. We do this with a student-focused, cooperative, positive, and transparent approach.
Columbus Catholic Booster Club raises money through membership dues, donations, raffles, spirit merchandising sales, concessions, and other activities as approved by the Columbus Catholic School athletic department. We annually distribute these funds in ways that support every sport.
One current key initiative is to identify Booster Parents in each sport who will serve as good stewards of the Booster Club support, help us identify support needs for the sport, keep us informed of sports results and highlights for our Booster Club newsletters, and bring positive spirit to our athletes and teams.
If you would be interested in such a role, please indicate when completing the membership form.
There are 2 membership levels:
$500 Gold Level (includes Columbus gym Recognition Banner, window cling, name in Sports Program, and other forms of recognition)
$100 Blue Level (includes window cling, name in Sports Program, and other forms of recognition)
A portion of memberships are tax deductible. Membership periods begin July 1 and last 1 year.
Please complete the membership information below or sign up ONLINE at www.columbuscatholicschools.org/athletics/
2015-16 Booster Club Newsletters
Booster Club Online Signup
After filling out the form and submitting it, if you would like to pay for membership now please click the below button.
Columbus Catholic High School is a member of the Cloverbelt East Conference for most varsity sports. Our fall offerings include football, soccer, volleyball, and cross country. We co-op for football with nearby Spencer High School and the Spencer/Columbus Rockets are coming off their best season in 2014-15 where they went to level three of the WIAA playoffs.
Our co-ed soccer program has historically been quite strong, advancing in the playoffs each of the last four years. In 2014-15, our soccer team was a double-overtime last-second goal from advancing to the State competition.
Likewise, Columbus cross country has been experiencing increasing success, advancing to State in 2015. Our volleyball program has also grown, hosting playoff games in both of the past two seasons.
If any team exemplifies Dons’ athletics it would be our varsity boys’ basketball team. In the past several years our boys have won multiple conference and regional championships. Our girls basketball program is strong and growing, with a recent regional championship of their own.
In 2014-15, our baseball team advanced farther in post-season play than any other previous Dons’ team. Their regional championship and strong showing in the sectional rounds predict a bright future for Don’s baseball.
Our softball team has grown this past year under new coaching and a strong commitment to skills and solid on-field decision making. Our team numbers and successes are growing and improving.
Track is a perpetually strong program for us with multiple entries advancing to State each year. We are recent conference champions and in 2013-14 had a State champion in the girls’ 200m. Our girls’ relay team is consistently strong and has advanced to State in each of the last four years.
Our golf team has also been conference champions and advanced to State competition in recent years.
Our 6th through 8th grade middle school athletic program is designed to mirror our varsity sports. We offer a wide range of team sport opportunities for both boys and girls at this level. In the fall we offer volleyball, football, co-ed soccer, and cross country. In the winter we offer boys’ and girls’ basketball at each grade level, playing a competition schedule against those schools in our high school conference. Also in the winter we offer wrestling, including weekend tournament competition. In the spring we offer baseball, softball, and an extensive track and field program.
Like the young students, our middle school students have the opportunity to participate in skills camps in basketball, volleyball, and football. These camps are geared toward the growing skills of our middle school students and are designed to prepare them for future middle and high school competition.
Athletic opportunities at CCS begin at an early age. While in our St. John the Baptist Primary School, students can participate in camps and our Saturday Dribbling Dons program as young as 4 years old. This early participation is designed to introduce basic skills and concepts. These opportunities also give our younger students a chance to work with our varsity athletes who volunteer in our youth programs and mentor those just starting out. Along with Dribbling Dons for basketball, our younger students will have the opportunity to participate in our Diggin’ Dons volleyball camps.
Usually starting in 2nd grade, our students will have the opportunity to have their first organized team experience playing basketball. Again, when just starting out, the emphasis is on skills and teamwork rather than on competition. More competitive sports will be introduced in 3rd grade when our students will have the opportunity for participation in boys’ and girls’ basketball, including some tournament play.
Dons Youth Football and Cheer, in cooperation with Badgerland Youth Football, also begins in 3rd grade. This Saturday league gives our students an opportunity to play/cheer in a structured format with both home and away games. With active participation from parent coaches, both football and cheer have an opportunity to build skills and teamwork from an early age. For the past several years our Youth Football program has also benefited from Super Bowl champion, Rich Seubert, offering a skills camp here at Columbus.