An Interview of Anaya Rodgers '20 by Addie Sears '20
Thanks to the leadership of Anaya Rodgers ‘20 and trusty Athletics Board President Kate Neuchterlein ‘20, fall sports just got that much better with the introduction of the new NCS Athletics booster club, “CASH.” Anaya, who will serve as CASH’s first President, answers a few questions for us to give CASH a warm welcome to students and faculty on the Close. (CASH stands for "Cathedral Athletes Stay Hype".)
Addie Sears: What makes fans so important at games and what are your hopes for CASH’s impact on fan attendance at games this year?
Anaya Rodgers: In sports, the point of having a team is to support each other. It’s important to celebrate when times are good, but even more crucial to hold each other up when things go awry. Fans embody that unyielding encouragement that is present no matter the outcome of the game. With CASH, my hope is that players and teams feel supported in their pursuit to victory without consideration of the final score. That teams can build off of the momentum of their supporters and finish with a result they can be proud of.
AS: Is there anything that you’ve been doing to try and make the community excited about CASH, and will there be merch?
AR: Katie Ambrose ‘20 and I collaborated on the creation of homecoming shirts that we sold for profit in fundraising for CASH. There will be a lot more projects like these in hopes to gain some cash for CASH. Stay tuned.
AS: What makes CASH different than and or better than STA’s beef club?
AR: Since this is our first booster club, we will use a lot of help and guidance from STA and their Beef Club to see what works and what doesn’t. But, my hope is that CASH will be more deliberate and organized. We will have modes of transportation so that anyone can and is welcome to attend games. And, unlike what we’ve seen from Beef, we will support our brother school in their sports endeavors. I/We are excited to collaborate!
AS: Any additional information you want the public to know:
AR: It’s going to be a great year. I’m very confident that we can turn CASH into the school’s first successful booster club, and nourish our competitive natures beyond the classroom into a healthy outsource. But, in order to do so, WE NEED YOUR HELP! It starts with you. So GOTT (get out to that).