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OHS News: What is Drillers Athletic Society (DAS)

DAS was formed in 2002 to promote healthy living by supporting athletic programs, youth development and positive sports culture. Support usually comes in the form of money which means DAS is basically a fund raising body consisting of interested parents, alumni, OHS staff, coaches and community members who value the extracurricular sports program at OHS.

Our objective is to support and enhance extracurricular sporting activities at Oilfields High School.

What has DAS accomplished?

Past members of DAS raised $100,000.00 to build the Wellness Centre Three years ago we purchased the $35,000.00 worth of equipment and funded all the money needed to purchase the fitness equipment. This Wellness Centre is open to all students and staff at OHS who have completed a safety and training class.

DAS has in the past sponsored Speed & Power Camps for athletes in grades 7-12. This program was designed to help kids learn concepts and drills that will enable them to be better all-round athletes.

FUNDED

DAS has funded the purchase of:

  • volleyball nets, basketballs etc..
  • uniforms
  • trophies
  • score board
  • score table
  • resurfaced the gym floor
  • Aeration , top soil and seed for field
  • Medical supplies for teams
  • Gas Vouchers for coaches

What type of Fundraising do they do?

Bottle drives, Golf Tournaments, casinos, silent auctions and selling chocolate almonds DAS is always open for other suggestions to raise much needed money.

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