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Events & Volunteering - 2021

Listed below are all of the events that are sponsored by the 5th Quarter Club.  Each of these events occur at least once a year and are in need of volunteers to assist with these events.   Below are descriptions of each event and the approximate time of year the event will occur.  If you would like to volunteer for any of these events, please clink on the link under the event. If you have questions please send your question to 

Please Note:  Legislation in Pennsylvania requires community members and parents to obtain clearances in order to volunteer in our schools. Please click on the following link:

Garnet Valley Schools Parent Portal

then click on volunteer clearances for directions and information about obtaining these clearances.


Senior Leadership Development Day - May 19, 2021 
Upcoming seniors come together for leadership development. 6-8 Volunteers are needed to assist the chairperson with the purchase of food, preparation of food & serving/clean up lunch. The general time commitment for volunteers would be approximately 2-3 hours. 

Timing: Sunday before Memorial Day, 

Chairperson: Michelle Van Horn 


Alumni Golf Outing - June 21, 2021

GV Friends & Alumni take to the Golf course on a fun day that helps support the GV football program. 6 - 8 volunteers are needed throughout the day to help with organizing & purchasing of lunch, selling raffles & mulligans, checking in golfers, monitoring holes for contest & prizes, assist with volunteer breaks & other various tournament activities

Chairperson: George Weisendanger


Discount Cards Fundraiser:

Players sell discount cards during Camp Week in August. Volunteer duties include securing card sponsors & ordering blitz cards (June - Mid July), organizing parent drivers/sales teams & tracking sales/returned cards by players.  Parent driving volunteers needed, 

Blitz Card night -  August 19, 2021

Chairperson: Shannon Downey & Todd Wilkins


Camp Week - August 15 to 20

Players spend the full week at overnight camp and player parents prepare and serve 3 meals/day. Duties include preparation/serving of meals & cleanup after each meal.  20 volunteers needed throughout each day.  Sign-up sheets will go out before camp.

Timing: Monday - Friday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner shifts during camp

Chairperson:  Jen Brennan & Kim Westburg 


Yard Signs:

“Home of a Jag” signs are created to be placed on the lawns of all Varsity Jag Football players at the beginning of the new football season to show Jaguar pride. Duties include ordering signs and coordinating the pick-up of the signs during Camp week

Timing:  Summer, Prior to Camp Week



Player Picture Pins, Football Pins

Moms receive pins with their player son’s picture on it for games; football pins are given to moms to wear throughout the season. Duties include creating pins and coordinating distribution to player moms. In addition senior moms receive senior mom pins.

Timing:  August/September 

Chairperson: Deb Makussen   


Game Night Dinner Coordinator (Friday 3-5:30PM):

Players are fed before every Friday night game. Duties include coordinating the meals each Friday with the caterer and organizing volunteers to set up & serve food and clean up following dinner.

Timing:  All Friday games 3-5:30PM

Chairperson:  Beth Weisendanger


Dad's Night: September 10, 2021

Player’s dads are treated to a pregame pizza dinner & walkthrough with the team & Coach Ricci. Also player’s dads will wear their sons’ away jerseys to the game. Senior dads will receive a hat.  Duties include acquiring hat measurement during camp sign in, set up, serve and clean up. Additional volunteers needed.

Timing:  September



Mom’s Night; Football 101 October 28, 2021 (Pink Game)

Player’s moms are treated to a pregame dinner & to Football 101 with the team & Coach Ricci.  Also, senior players moms  will receive a gift.  Duties include setting up catered meals, serving and cleaning up.

Timing: October




Spirit wear is available for players to purchase prior to the beginning of the season through an online order process.

Football Jacketswill also be available to purchase online. 

Duties include coordinating with the vendor to determine the spirit wear items for online player/family purchase, as well as, spirit wear items for banquet gifts, dads night, and moms night.

Timing:  throughout the season

Chairperson: Kim Westburg


Program Coordinator:

Coordination of game day programs &  end of the season program is prepared in January to give the players as part of their banquet gift.

Timing:  Week of Home Games, January Special

Chairperson: George Wiesendanger


Senior Parent Dinner: Octpber 28, 2021

On the Thursday night before the last home game, senior parents are treated to dinner in the school cafeteria.  Duties include preparing invitations and organizing 8 junior parents to help: decorate the cafeteria, serve dinner and provide desserts/drinks and decorate the pit area of the cafeteria.

Chairpersons: Shelly McDowell


Senior Recognition Game: October 28, 2021

Before the start of the last home game, senior players & their parents are introduced and walk onto the field. Duties include ordering roses for mothers, assisting photographers for player & parent pictures on the field and preparing the list of player and parent names for the game announcer..

Chairpersons:  Julie Gallagher and Nel Saccamondi


Freshmen Parent Representative:

Freshman parent rep will coordinate banquet plans, which entails a catered dinner held in the lower level of the cafeteria in November.  Duties include organizing dessert/drinks donations, order gifts through spirit wear chairperson, decorate designated areas, and coordinate junior player volunteers through Coach Ricci. Set up & clean up Monday night pre-game dinner, and assist coach with distribution & collection of discount cards and roster updates. Additional parent volunteers are needed for banquet and pregame dinner. Also report the freshman score to web coordinator

Monday night dinner: TBD

Homecoming Game: October 30th

Freshman Banquet: November 6, 2021 5:00 PM

Chairperson:   Kristen O’Donohue 


Senior Speech Night  - November (TBD)

Players gather to hear senior player speeches. This includes freshman, JV & Varsity team members. Duties include ordering pizza dinner & drinks for players and coaches.

Chairperson: George Wiesendanger


Football Banquet: Jan 20, 2021 - 5:00 to 9:00

Annual player banquet held at Concordville Inn for Varsity team. Duties include sending out player/family/guest invitations, preparing player/coach/support staff gifts, organizing banquet seating and meal details. Parent volunteers needed a banquet day for help setting up.

Timing:  January 20, 2021

Chairpersons:  Karen Gallagher & Michelle Van Horn


Framed Jersey Committee:

Each four-year senior player receives a framed replica jersey at the banquet to commemorate his four years of playing football at GVHS. Duties include ordering the jerseys, coordinating the framing project with the vendor and delivery of framed jerseys to the banquet.

Timing:  November

Board Member:  Chris Bradley