Diamond Boosters Inc
1 Indian Ave
Venice FL 34284-0102
Mission

To promote citizenship, community involvement and responsibility through participation in Venice high school baseball.

 


 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Andy Britton
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Supported Organization Venice High School Baseball
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1999
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2018
State Registration Yes Feb 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $40,000.00
Impact Statement

2016

  1. Honoring Veterans with the annual Veteran’s Night, the players participated in honoring over 100 vets from WW II through Iraq and Afghanistan.

  2. Reached nearly 1200 hours of community service volunteer hours.

  3. Maintain a team GPA of 3.0 or better.

  4. Reached the Final Four for the fifth consecutive year. The first time a public high school has accomplished this feat since the 1950s.

2017

  1. Expand our Veterans Night to increase participation by at least 10% with more community outreach.

  2. Maintain or improve community service hours and team GPA

  3. Reach the Final Four and become the first public school team to reach six straight Final Fours since the 1930s.

Needs Statement
  1. Enhance the fan experience with improvements in the grandstands by removing the chain link fence which cause site obstructions and replace with state of the art netting.  Cost of Improvement $ 60,000.00

  2.  Front Gate Entrance.  Cost for Improvements $100,000.00

  3. A trip to the Washington DC area to combine a visit to our Nation’s Capital and its historical sites and baseball. Cost Per Player $1000.00

  4. Cost Per Player Every Season $450.00 ( Uniforms, Pants, Jerseys, Polos, Catchers Gear, Pants, Socks , Jackets, Sweatshirts and Cleats ) 

Background Statement

The Venice Diamond Boosters was founded in 1999 to assist Coach Craig Faulkner achieve his vision for the Venice High School Baseball program. That vision included a state of the art baseball field on the grounds of Venice High School and a community outreach to develop citizenship and community responsibility in his players. He set the tone with his motto of “Excellence on and off the field.” This support has led to the finest pubic school baseball facility in the state of Florida and has created, through community outreach, what has become a community resource.

The excellence the team has shown on the field has been matched by continued success in the classroom and a staunch commitment to the community exhibited by the thousands of hours of outreach which has become the hallmark of the program.

Baseball provides a perfect vehicle for teaching the qualities of citizenship; the responsibilities inherent therein and to foster the relationships developed in these efforts. This has become the primary focus of the program which is enhanced by success on the baseball field. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments


 

 

Service Categories
Primary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The motto of the Venice High School baseball team is “excellence on and off the field” and throughout the near two decades of the Venice Diamond Boosters, this focus has created a community organization that has lived up to its motto. On the field the Venice High School team has won four state championships, appeared in eight final fours, and they enter the 2017 season with a record of 386-162, averaging over 20 wins a season. Over 50 players have gone on to play in college and seven have been drafted out of high school, while six more have been drafted out of the colleges they attended. Since Coach Faulkner’s tenure began, seven players have played professional baseball.

The Venice High School baseball program since 1999 has gained national recognition as one of the top high school baseball programs in the United States.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director


Programs
Description

Our first Veterans Night was in 2013.  We host our local veterans with free entrance to the game and a meal, then honor all veterans on the field with a ceremony and first pitch baseball signed by all of our players.  This is overseen by several coaches and our president.  Our organization spends approximately $1,500 on this event.

Budget $1,500
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy No
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Honoring Veterans with the annual Veteran’s Night, the players participated in honoring over 100 vets from WW II through Iraq and Afghanistan. 
Long Term Success The veterans who attend feel honored for their dedication and service to our country. Our young men learn to respect our veterans and what they have done for our country.
Program Success Monitoring
This has been a huge success increasing in numbers every year.  Our coaches and board members stay involved with this and the good word continues to spread. 
Program Success Examples The continual growth of Veterans Night with more and more veterans attending every year from all over the country.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

 

  • Reading Mentors, our team volunteers at the local elementary school helping students read, this is monitor by our coaching staff and a lead teacher at the elementary school.  We have been doing this for 10 years and  very successful our High School players are very well received by the elementary students.
  • Venice Challenger Baseball, Our team volunteers their time teaching and coaching the Venice Challenger team at least 2 times per year. Very Successful event.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Our team volunteers their time to paint a house for a deserving family. 

 

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email bbanko2007@gmail.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 11
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations

Florida High School Athletic Association

Habitat for Humanity

Reading Mentors
Autism Awareness
Venice Challenger Baseball 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Andy Britton
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email ajbpa@hotmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Brian Banko Community Volunteer
Andy Britton Community Volunteer
Richard Curcio Community Volunteer
Craig Faulkner Community Volunteer
Donna Grubbs Community Volunteer
Arnold Hughey IIICommunity Volunteer
Diane Knott Community Volunteer
Anna Miller Community Volunteer
Kim Pavcovich Community Volunteer
Ray Sinibaldi Community Volunteer
Keith Struble Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 95
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $40,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose


Campaign Goal $100,000.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date 40000 as of Feb 2017
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
990 EZ2015
990 EZ2014
990 EZ2013
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$59,767$85,604$64,279
Administration Expense$2,682$0$1,707
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.550.871.40
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%100%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$137,991$103,929$114,928
Current Assets$107,547$76,485$84,484
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$137,991$103,929$114,928
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $76,287Fundraising $53,630Fundraising $63,505
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $15,584Contributions, gifts, grants $13,005Contributions, gifts, grants $16,693
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGross Profit from Sales of Inventory $3,734Membership Dues $4,849Gross Profit from Sales of Inventory $8,275
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the tax return.
Nonprofit Diamond Boosters Inc
Address 1 Indian Ave
Venice, FL 34284 0102
Phone 941 350-6739

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