One of the Grandview community's most prominent groups will go door to door seeking donations to boost its mission to support local youth activities.
The Bobcat Boosters' annual spring fundraiser began Sunday, June 2, and will last about three weeks, said Todd Horning, who is heading up the fundraising effort.
About half of the funds the Boosters raise each year comes from the spring drive, Horning said.
"It's second only to the Ox Roast," he said.
Boosters plan to visit each residence in Grandview and Marble Cliff seeking donations, Horning said.
"If someone is not home, we leave a flier that explains the drive and gives an address where you can send a donation," he said.
A minimum $10 donation is requested, Horning said.
"We'll also be selling a season pass to all home athletic events," he said.
The cost of the pass depends on the number of family members, but a pass for a family of four costs $200, Horning said.
The Boosters' mission is to support academic programs and sports in Grandview schools as well as the Grandview Baseball Softball Association and Grandview Youth Football League.
In the past year, the Boosters supported the school musical, marching band, school clubs relating to science and liberal arts, and the high school FIRST robotics team, Horning said. The group also funded five scholarships.
Once the spring fund drive is complete, "we'll be focusing our attention on getting ready for the Ox Roast," he said.
This year's festival is expected to be the last one using the existing kitchen building. A new multipurpose building, including new kitchen facilities, is being built as part of the city's renovation of Pierce Field.
"It's going to be a special Ox Roast this year," Horning said. "We're looking forward to using the new kitchen. It's going to be nice."