Hudson Booster President Greg Mahr likes Booster DaysHudson Booster President Greg Mahr is looking forward to Hudson Booster Days because it is the major fund-raising event for the organization he enjoys so much.
By: Doug Stohlberg, Hudson Star-Observer
Hudson Booster President Greg Mahr is looking forward to Hudson Booster Days because it is the major fund-raising event for the organization he enjoys so much.
“I was born and raised in Hudson and played Booster baseball,” Mahr said. “I looked up to many of the dads at the time who were Booster members.”
He became active in the Boosters about five years ago and was elected president in January.
As Mahr became an adult and had kids of his own, he recalled his good Booster memories.
“When my own kids started playing in the program, I just wanted to get involved,” Mahr said. “When I first joined, I got a little more involved each year. I took over as club secretary from Joel Eby and did three terms in that office.
“It a great organization and there’s a lot of people who put a lot of hard work into it – a lot of hours.”
Summer, of course, is a busy time for the Boosters.
“We have baseball and softball in full swing and Booster Days coming up July 1-4.” Mahr said. “We’re pretty busy right now.”
The Boosters have about 60 active members. The group’s main focus is baseball and softball – those two alone involve 1,200 youths. The organization sponsors a fifth- and sixth-grade football program in the fall involving another 200 kids. The organization also sponsors other events, including scholarships, the Booster Easter Egg hunt and more.
Divorced, Mahr has two children playing in the Booster program. His daughter, Lizzie, 16, plays in the recreational softball program. His son, Alex, 14, plays in the boys Major League.
Mahr works for GEA Process Engineering in Hudson (formerly Niro). The firm supplies a complete range of services and process systems to the beverage, brewery, chemical and dairy industry. He works in IT as a systems analyst.
Although his Booster schedule keeps him busy, Mahr said he has a good crew.
“Many of the members have been around for a number of years and everything seems to come together like clockwork,” Mahr said.
The Boosters meet the third Monday evening of each month at the Sport’s Club, 601 Second St.
“We’re always looking for new members,” Mahr said. “Stop by and join the fun.”