Cougar PRIDE Campaign

$1,620 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 55 months
2015 is the year that we BRING BACK THE PRIDE!!!

Corcoran High School is a great school in the city of Syracuse. This school has seen a DRAMATIC drop in student participation in school activities. The athletic and arts programs are almost totally unattended or supported by the school community.

We hope to engage students in a campaign to increase participation in school events to create a sense of pride that will translate to a better, safer school environment.

Our goal is to have very high attendance rates at our sporting events by creating a Cougar "Pride."

We are challenging students to attend 10 school events each season. These events will consist of Football Games, Soccer Games, School Plays, Band Concerts and other varsity home sporting events.

Students will receive a "motivator" at each event. These will be items such as foam fingers, fan hands, beads, a free soda, free admission, scarves, t-shirts etc..Students who attend 10 events per season will be entered in an end of the season drawing where they will win great prizes such as tickets to sit in the student section at an SU game, a fan zone bling basket, school sport warmups and more.

Fan Zones will be created in the stands and sidelines during sporting events. Teams are being asked to "adopt" other sport teams by encouraging their players to attend another's sports home games for the season.  So the football team may support the lacrosse team or vice versa..There will always be fans in the stands!

Student athletes, thespians, musicians and Honor Roll students will be recognized on the flat screen monitors in the lunchroom  on game days, event days and the end of marking periods.

Student and staff achievement will be promoted throughout the building on a regular basis.

Funds will pay for banners, motivators, prizes, paint and effects for the fan zones, tshirts and photographs of students.

There is so much to be proud of in our great city comunity. Let's raise these kids up and see if we can make a difference. Give them something to be proud of...make them a part of something Great!
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It has been a BANNER year for Corcoran sports and student engagement. We have made some really fun things happen and have seen a BIG improvement in the spirit of the school.
As we wind down our Spring Sports and look back on this year I must say, it has been a GREAT year!
We will be having the CORCORAN PRIDE plaque made soon and will put on it the names of those who have donated $100 to our campaign This will hang in the sports entrance in the Hall of Fame.
Thank you to ALL of our sponsors!!
YOU have made a difference!!
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The Cougar Pride campaign awarded Junior Ceikaiyla Cheeks with some spirit wear as the winner of our Winter Sports spirit award. Ceikaiyla wrote an original song called #CTF and made a great music video. We are so proud of her and the great spirit she brings to the building!
Please share this campaign with friends so that we can continue to promote student participation.
We have featured new students, athletes, coaches and teachers on our website for March. Check it out at
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Senior night tonight for Boys Basketball! Cougar Pride is giving out halftime prizes to students! Free megaphones and pom poms!!
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The Cougar Pride Campaign has been working with the PTSO, the Hall of Fame Committee and SMAC along with a generous donation from Hon.James Cecile on a major facelift for our Hall of Fame entrance. Our goal was to put our best foot forward for visiting teams and give our students and athletes something to be proud of.

We have seen some great improvements!

The district with input from Kathy Joslyn has painted a beautiful mural on the wall. The design was voted on by the students on Twitter @CorcoranPride before Thanksgiving.

The plexiglass on the interior doors has all been replaced.

The Hall of Fame cases have been upgraded with new paint, trim and better organized plaques.

The trophy cases have been cleaned, polished and reorganized.

Corcoran official logo window decals have been installed on all interior sports entrance doorways.

We have purchased a maroon table skirt for the ticket table at games and have a new CORCORAN PRIDE student section banner that will be hung over the student section bleachers.
The final stages of our upgrades will include a new entry rug, flags for special events and a new sign on the exterior of the building over the main entrance doors. We are also looking forward to a new sign in the parking lot with directions to the upper field on it for visiting teams.

Thank you to all who helped with this project! The district facilities department have been very responsive to our requests and have been doing all that they can for us as quickly as possible.

Please come check out the upgrades and support our new PRIDE campaign at the boys Varsity home basketball game next Friday night!
Thank You for your support!
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$1,620 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 55 months
Created August 7, 2014
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jason purdy
52 months ago

Go Cougars!

The Sojewicz Family
52 months ago

Go Cougars!

Ed Golash
53 months ago

Go Cougars !

Jocelyn Arndt
53 months ago

Go Cougars! Thank you for your support at The Lost Horizon!

Pat Driscoll
53 months ago

The Cougar Pride is alive and well in our community!!!!!

Patrick McCarthy
53 months ago

Way to go Sue!

Kieran Delay
53 months ago

Keep up the great work, Sue & John!

Lisa and Joe Serrao
53 months ago

Go cougars!

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