The Tartan Backers Association is Galloway’s athletics booster and volunteer service organization that is organized separately from the Parents Association. Its goal is to support Galloway’s Athletic Department, its sports teams and all student-athletes. Tartan Backers work to build community among athletes and fans by coordinating special events like the sports banquets, senior nights, cookouts and pre-game celebrations, in addition to operating the concession stands, selling Gallowear spirit merchandise, and serving as team parents and coaches. Any excess funds raised by Tartan Backers are used to support the needs of Galloway athletics.
Tartan Backers’ Mission Statement
The purpose of the Tartan Backers Association shall be to promote the philosophy and goals of The Galloway School’s Athletics Program and to contribute to the advancement and needs of all Galloway athletes through parent and community involvement.
All parents or guardians of a student athlete attending The Galloway School are members of the Tartan Backers Association. The executive committee and standing committee heads meet on a monthly basis and meetings are open to parents of all learning levels.
How to volunteer
There are unique opportunities for parent volunteers to play a vital role in the success of Galloway athletes and teams. Please email email@example.com with questions or to express interest. To sign up for a specific job during the season go to the Tartan Backers' SignUpGenius links on the Parent Portal.
- Vice President
- Jr. Scots
- Parents Association Liaison
- Team Parent
- Jr. Scots Coach
- Team Photographers
- Team Service Learning Coordinator
The Tartan Backers President drives the activities of the Tartan Backers Association and oversees all meetings and committees planning for special events, fundraisers and purchases. The president sets the TB calendar for the upcoming year and promotes the goals of TBs in accordance with the organizational bi-laws. The president serves as liaison between the parent booster club and Galloway’s athletic department, and represents the Tartan Backers Association at school events as needed.
The Tartan Backers Vice Chairperson serves as the assistant to the Tartan Backers president and trains to take over the position the following year. The Vice Chair serves on other standing committees as requested. He or she assists in all activities of the Association and performs the duty of the chair in his or her absence.
The Gallowear Committee works with the AD to plan for purchases of spirit wear for the Galloway community. They work directly with vendors in obtaining estimates, ordering and taking delivery of goods. They work to coordinate sales throughout the year at events, and to order specialty items as appropriate.
The Concessions Committee is responsible for the purchase of goods and the management of the concession stand in the gym as well as at the Athletics Complex. They are responsible for creating and managing the sign-up spreadsheet for parents to work at the concession stand during various sporting events. They assist in organizing special athletics events related to the concession stand.
The Spirit Committee works with the athletics department to boost school spirit around games, tournaments and special events. This could include organizing fan buses, decorating banners, the buses or the gym, helping with tailgates, Pack the House events, Senior nights, and pep rallies. At times, the spirit committee works hand-in-hand with the student spirit club or student government.
If a coach needs a team parent he or she will recruit one on their own or ask for volunteers at the mandatory sports meeting each season. Team parents typically assist with service projects, organize snacks and end-of-season get togethers and communicate with parents about concessions, photography, etc. Each coach determines the needs of a team and works with the team parent directly to get needs met.