PARSIPPANY, NJ - Last Saturday, Parsippany residents were given a chance for a nice car wash at Parsippany High School. For that morning and afternoon, the Boys Soccer Booster Club held a car wash fundraiser for local residents.
Drivers were charged only five dollars per wash, but some were generous to pay extra and support their high school’s soccer players. The occasion was organized by the Boys Soccer Boosters Club.
“We’re not here to make a million, we’re here to support the team,” said Karen Suprum, vice-president of the Boosters Club. “The players bond as a team, learn about responsibility and how to get a job done. It’s great to see them enjoying themselves and helping the community.”
Suprum is the parent of one varsity soccer player, 17-year-old Dominick Dascoli. Many students’ parent participate in Booster Clubs and throw many fundraisers to support high school athletics.
“The PHS Boys Soccer Booster Club raises money to support each senior with a scholarship, purchase senior banners and awards, and to help fund our end of season banquet,” said Booster Club president Tricia Weiss. “With limited fundraising opportunities this year, we were thankful to be able to have our car wash. I think the event was a great example of our community’s desire to return to some sense of normalcy as about 50 players showed up to help and the Parsippany community came out with a strong show of support.”
Three different soccer teams, freshmen, JV and varsity, took shifts throughout the day, with stations to take fees, hosing, soap scrubbing, and drying down. Many players were happy to be outside, seeing familiar faces.
“It’s a fun way to raise funds and shows our team efforts off the field,” said 16-year-old junior Sy Ghosh, from Parsippany.
Teammate Dylan Linfante felt the same way.
“We get to interact with community who shows their support for the soccer field,” said Linfante.
And many township drivers, such as Lake Hiawatha native Nick Metta, were glad to show their support for the local soccer teams.
“These players do a great job,” said Metta. “My kids went to this high school and I did this kind of fundraiser with them.”
In the end, the Boosters Club washed close to 150 vehicles, thus raising a total of $1,200.
To learn more about the Boys Soccer Booster Club, and their upcoming activities, visit the Parsippany High School website at https://phs.pthsd.k12.nj.us/.