A Wave of projects for Darien's Booster Club

The Darien wrestling team poses with a new mat provided by the Blue Wave Booster Club.

The Darien wrestling team poses with a new mat provided by the Blue Wave Booster Club.

Blue Wave Booster Club / Contributed phptp

Even during tough times when high school sports have had their seasons shortened and club activities have been altered, the Blue Wave Booster Club has been funding important projects for Darien High School.

The BWBC will soon launch “Blue Wave Booster Dinners,” partnering with local restaurants to drive spirit and fund raise starting on the second Tuesday of each month. Starting next Tuesday, March 9, the BWBC will team with The Goose for the program.

When someone dines in or takes out and provides a ‘booster” code, a share of the proceeds will go to fund the BWBC.

The Booster Club under its new president, Geoff Garfield, has taken in donations from more than 150 local families.

During the past six months, the booster club has provided the DHS wrestling program with one of its desperately-needed new mats, and the tennis program with permanent benches for visiting teams.

The Blue Wave tennis teams have asked for home benches, and the BWBC is now in the process of providing those as well.

The Booster Club is also expanding its outreach.

The BWBC’s Instagram account, @bluewavebooster, has more than 1,000 followers, and in addition to Booster content, includes special features such as athletes interviewing varsity players, and frequent “team takeovers,” during which a team takes the reins and posts content for a weekend or special event.

Local artist Doug Thom recently designed eight different BWBC logos of which one was chosen following an intense vote on Instagram.