Celebrate with Decatur’s State Champions This Wednesday

DHS soccer

decatur track

From the DHS Bulldog boosters…

The entire Decatur community is invited to a Championship Rally celebrating the 2016 AAA State Championship earned by the Boys Soccer team and for State wins in Track & Fiel
Decatur Boys Soccer won their first State Title since 2003, beating East Hall 3-2 in the State Final in Macon on May 12th.  Track athlete, Sam Ellis won the State Title for the 800 and 1600 meter runs.
The Decatur Athletic Department, CSD Administration, Decatur High Administration, Decatur Bulldog Boosters, Decatur High PTSA, and the City of Decatur invite Decatur sport fans, families and youth to celebrate the achievement and hard work of our Decatur athletes who have achieved at the very highest level.
Rally Date: Wednesday 5/18
Rally Time:  3:00 to 3:30 pm (gates open at 2:45 pm)
Location:  Decatur High School Stadium*
(*In case of rain, an announcement will be sent regarding moving the event to the DHS Gym.)
Meet and Greet to Follow:
Immediately following the event until 4:00 pm on the DHS Stadium Plaza
During the rally, you will meet the athletes and hear from coaches and players about their championship season.  Then stick around after the program ends for an opportunity to meet and greet the players and coaches at a short reception on the DHS Stadium Plaza, sponsored by the City of Decatur, the Decatur Athletic Department and the Decatur High PTSA.
Note: The time and location of this event will allow every DHS student to attend this Championship Rally (they will be dismissed from their last period of the day to attend the rally).
Photos courtesy of Tom Williams (soccer) and Jon Ellis (track)

Register for 11th Annual Run with the Dogs on Saturday, January 9th!


How can you resist that face?? The Boosters write in…

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters would like to let the Decatur dog-loving and running communities know of the 11th Annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters 5K “Run with the Dogs” on Saturday, January 9 at 9:00am. This run/walk event will begin and end in front of Decatur High School and traverse a scenic, if challenging, course. The event will again feature a single 5K race where runners and dog-owners can run with (or without) their dogs.  T-shirts, awards, and treats will be available to participants as well as a sporty “race”-kerchief for canine companions. All proceeds go to funding the uniforms, equipment, and awards for our student-athletes at the middle and high schools.  So come on out and run off a few of those Holiday calories with Decatur and its Dogs!

This will be the first race of the New Year in the City of Decatur’s 2016 Grand Slam Fitness Challenge and will serve as the award ceremony for those dedicated Team Decatur individuals who completed the Grand Slam last year!

Registration forms can be found on active.com, dhs.csdecatur.net/athletics/DBB.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RWTD5k or Twitter @RWTD2014.

Tenth Annual Run With The Dogs 5K (RWTD5K) This Saturday

run with dogs poster

Denise sends along this announcement…

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters invites the dog-loving and running communities to join us for the 10th Annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters 5K “Run with the Dogs” next Saturday, January 10 at 9:00amThe weather forecast looks great! Register online at www.active.com and search “Run With The Dogs.”

Come on out and run off a few of those Holiday calories. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you! 

Event details and schedule

This run/walk event begins and ends in front of Decatur High School, on North McDonough St., and traverses a scenic, if challenging, course. The RWTD5K will again feature a single 5K race where runners/walkers and dog-owners can run/walk with (or without) their dogs.  T-shirts, awards, and treats will be available to participants as well as a sporty “race-kerchief” for canine companions. All proceeds go to funding the uniforms, equipment, and awards for our student-athletes at the middle and high schools.

Cotton, long-sleeved T-shirts are once again designed by local artist, Adam Pinsley, and will only be guaranteed to pre-registered participants. Limited free parking is available in the DHS upper parking lot off Howard Avenue. Plenty of free parking in the DeKalb County Courthouse parking deck on W. Trinity.

The race will be held RAIN OR SHINE.  However, in the event of hazardous weather conditions (i.e., lightning or ice) the race may be cancelled.  ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Decatur Bulldog Booster’s Bash Tomorrow Night

bulldogVicki sends along this announcement…

Saturday, November 15 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
New location: Color Wheel, 508 East Howard Avenue, Decatur
with parking available at Glennwood Elementary School

The DBB Bash is an adults-only evening of awesome food, fun music, silent auction and an all-around good time! The Decatur Bulldog Boosters is the single booster club for all sports at Renfroe Middle and Decatur High Schools. Since tax dollars cannot be spent on uniforms, equipment, and recognition awards, the DBB raises funds to meet these important needs of our student-athletes.

Tickets are $25 in advance ($35 at the door)

Click here to purchase tickets

After you purchase your tickets, you will receive an email confirmation. You will also be given instructions to print your ticket. Be sure to print your ticket or your email confirmation and bring it to the DBB Bash.

Amy Tozer (404-313-1538 or [email protected]) and Jessie Bitetti-Griffin (404-798-3312 or [email protected])

Vote for Decatur as Team of the Week (Voting Ends at 3pm Thursday)

CORRECTION: Voting actually ends on Thursday, not Tuesday, of this week.  So keep on voting!  (Thanks the Dan for the heads up)

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters write in…

Our Decatur Bulldogs are up for Fox 5’s Team of the Week! Right now we are in last place and after Friday’s amazing double-overtime win over Blessed Trinity, we deserve to win this one too!

Go to:  www.High5 sports.com

Look for Team of the Week (on the right side of the Web page) and vote!! Voting is open until 3:00 PM Thursday. You can also text Team2 to 78015. You can only submit 3 votes per hour via text message. NO limit to voting online! Get your friends and family to vote!! We need to get out of last place!Thanks and GO BULLDOGS!

Renfroe/DHS Booster Chair Alerts Community to Fundraising Fraud Attempts

Terry Conway, the current Chair of the Renfroe Middle School/Decatur High School Bulldog Booster Club, writes in…

One of our fundraisers is Ad Sales. We contact local merchants/businesses/restaurants and sell ads in our football programs and the digital scoreboard. The DBB is the ONLY fundraising group for the RMS/DHS athletic department. The DBB will contact merchants in person or will be calling from a local area code. When contacting one of Decatur’s restaurant owners, one of our board members was shocked to learn that the owner had been contacted by someone else claiming to be raising money for the school athletics. Here is the email our fundraiser sent to me:

I sent XXXXX the ad sheet and they called me today and said someone else had asked for them to buy an ad, but it was from a 866 number. They did not buy one thank goodness. I called the number and they are a FRAUD. I acted like I was interested to get the scoop. They say they are selling poster ads for the basketball team. Varsity posters.com is their website. She said the school gets nothing and I asked her why she is representing herself as selling ads for the booster club. She got very mad and I was furious. The number [starts with] 866-510-**** and her name is Noel. Please spread the word.

I have also heard of calendars being solicited and the “sellers” using names of DHS faculty to try to authenticate who they are.

Pure Station Work to Benefit Decatur Bulldog Boosters

Ann sends along this announcement…