WKHS News | By Kilbourne, For Kilbourne

WKHS News | By Kilbourne, For Kilbourne

WKHS News | By Kilbourne, For Kilbourne

Concessions: Behind the Scenes

Every season at Worthington Kilbourne High school, sporting events and athletic programs are powered by concession sales. Concession sales at all sporting events fundraise money for all organizations that volunteer for the concession stand. Wolves Inc. is responsible for organizing the concession stands. They purchase all of the products in bulk, they then mark everything for purchase and proceed to grant a percentage of the profits that night to the program that volunteered and sold the products. 

The concession stand selling food during a game.
The concession stand in the WKHS stadium.

Chauncey Hilson, the Assistant Athletic Director reports: “The coaches ultimately will get to use the money in whatever way they find necessary for their program. It does not have to be anything specific – it could be new equipment, it could be new uniforms, it could be a couple different options.”

Fueling a high school sports program can get expensive, but selling concessions throughout the season can elevate team profits without having to throw and organize fundraisers all year round. So many fans and athletes at WKHS underestimate the diligence behind the endowment of finance that goes into athletic programs, yet so much money comes from concession sales. 

“The Thomas Worthington football game made 14,000 dollars in concession sales.” Sarah Jacobs, the Athletic Office Secretary said in an interview about the 2022 Wo-Town Showdown. 

WKHS students enjoying food from the concession stand.

Going deeper than the effect the money has on WKHS athletics, coaches and volunteers understand that having food available at sporting events provides the opportunity for a meal. 

“The other side of it though is that we are providing a service to people attending the games especially if they are coming to a lacrosse game, some of them may be coming from work or some other events where the have not had the chance to get something to eat at home, so it provides them an opportunity to do that,” Doug Troutner, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach communicated in an interview. 

The ability to give back to attendees and to functionally produce profit categorizes the concession stand as an important role at WKHS. Not only does the concession stand fundraise but it also supports those in need of a bite to eat. 

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Hi! I'm Jessica Pugh, I'm a sophomore writer for the Ravine at WKHS. I play soccer and lacrosse for Kilbourne, and am a part of the Student Council and Interact clubs. In my free time I like to ski and volunteer.

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