Our Goal


The goal of the Effingham Sportsbackers is to supplement the sports programs to enable our young athletes to focus on being the best they can be at both the Junior High and High School level. Money raised through Sportsbackers memberships and fundraising events allows our organization to offset the costs associated with a large variety of sports offerings.

Through the help and generous contributions of time and dollars from our members, Sportsbackers play an important part in enriching the lives of Student-Athletes by providing “Success Beyond the Game.” Your membership fee helps maintain high standards set both in our facilities and by our coaches and administration.

The Sportbackers program provides grants and funding for numerous camps that benefit many student-athletes and coaches.   Additionally, Sportsbackers cover the cost of the Athletic Banquet to allow the student-athletes to attend at no cost to them.  The Fall and Winter athletic programs are also provided compliments of Sportsbackers and advertisers.

We encourage you to consider becoming a Sportsbacker through membership.  We are also always looking for future board members.  If you have questions about what is involved, or would like to volunteer your time, please reach out to one of our board members.


board members

board members

Chris Kreke
Manny Wei
Mike Cunningham
Susie Hayes
Kara Wade
Ryan Engel
Rusty Buzzard
Chad Armstrong