Batavia HS Booster Athletic Club Uses The Pump To Raise Funds

Bernie Tafoya
October 31, 2018 - 9:30 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A west suburban high school athletic booster club is pretty pumped about its latest fundraising effort.  

If you happen by the BP gas station on Randall Road in Batavia, you’ll notice one of the pumps that’s not like the others. It’s red and yellow and decorated to promote the Batavia Bulldogs, the athletic teams for Batavia High School, as well as the district’s middle school. 

Booster Chris Ignoffo figures the group could raise about $600 a month over two or three months.

"A typical pump might go about maybe 30,000 gallons [a month>. They said it would be a couple of cents a gallon that the Bulldogs would get," Ignoffo said.

Money raised will be used to buy equipment or uniforms for student athletes and items that might not be covered by the Batavia Public School District's budget.

She said the whole effort has been a lot of fun. Not only that, but it's been "hands-free," she said. The organization has not had to "drum up volunteers." Money raised is as easy as the number of people who choose to use that particular "pride" pump.

Personally, Ignoffo said she passes up a number of gas stations that are closer to her home so she can pump gas at the Bulldogs pump. Ignoffo laughed as she said, "I actually live across town and go over there." She encourages others to do the same.