Northstars Booster Club

Kansas City, MO   |  http://www.northstarsbooster.org/

Mission

​Northstars Booster Club nurtures the abilities of individuals with mental and/or physical challenges through organized recreational and social activities, maintaining their honor and dignity at all times, and creating mentors and friendships throughout their participation.

Ruling year info

2017

Board President

Heather Gambell

Main address

PO Box 47070

Kansas City, MO 64188 USA

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EIN

81-5312175

NTEE code info

Special Olympics (N72)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Provide an inclusive environment for athletes ages 8+ with intellectual disabilities, and a sense of community for families, by offering social events and athletic teams that encourage peer relationships, skill development, acceptance, respect and fostering self-esteem.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Special Athletes Can Choose from 5 Different Sports

Athletes ages 8+ through adult with mental and/or physical challenges can choose from six (6) different sports to participate in - Bowling, Basketball, Swimming, Track and Softball. Unified partners (athletes with no mental/physical challenges) are invited and encouraged to participate. Additional coaches and volunteers are always welcomed!

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Increase and retain athlete participation
2. Expand the quality of the athlete experience
3. Increase community awareness and inclusion
4. Grow financial support through outcomes-based initiatives

a. Increase and retain athlete participation
• Offering adult teams
• Increase coaching pool
• Promote Northstars to different communities
• Promote multi-sport participation
b. Expand the quality of the athlete experience
• Develop partnerships with other groups to offer additional experiences
(i.e. clinics, workshops, outings, service projects, mixers, etc)
c. Increase community awareness and inclusion
• Utilize members’ circles of influence
• Continue and enhance unified partner relationships
d. Grow financial support through outcomes-based initiatives
• Ongoing fundraising efforts (i.e. sponsorships, support from other groups)

• Access to broad spectrum communications
• Diverse and committed board
• Maintain and strengthen our relationship with North Kansas City School District
• Positive and supportive family community
• Strong and diverse athlete and unified partner participation spanning all ages

What we've accomplished so far:
• Offer 5 sports with team reps
• 40+ member families and 80+ athletes and growing
• 501(c)(3) status
• Annual budget has grown to $12,000+
• Expanded fundraising events (car wash grows each year; concessions)
• Better website, Twitter, videos about NBC
• Award winning parade participation (Gladfest, Snake Saturday)

What’s Next: Focus on our Goals
o Increase and retain athlete participation
o Expand the quality of the athlete experience
o Increase community awareness and inclusion
o Grow financial support through outcomes-based initiatives

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Northstars Booster Club

Board of directors
as of 12/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Heather Gambell

Toni Harrison

Maggie Moran

Nicole Schroeder

Cheryl Craig

Pam Rohlfing

Brenda Perkins

Sarah Wright

Carmen Zirjacks

Shawn Norris

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/26/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.