A new website called coastunionbroncos.com claims to be linked to Coast Union High School, but coaches and Bronco Booster leaders are advising players, families and community members that the site is not authorized and in no way connected with the school.
The site was built by DigitalTown; and according to Jack Londgren, the community manager, there are openings for writers, photographers, sales staff; “registered members” receive a “free coastunion broncos.com email address.” Also, he said, there will reportedly be a “Bronco Bucks account” allowing registered members to “send and receive funds commission-free.”
The site carries the Broncos athletic logo above the words “Coast Union High School Bronco Booster Club.”
But not so fast, said Gary Stephenson, Bronco Boosters’ vice president and membership chair.
“I don’t want people to be fooled. …Coastunionbroncos.com is a website independent of Coast Union High School and shouldn’t be confused with any website sponsored by CUHS or the CUHS Boosters.”
Stephenson added that any money that is spent on this site “is money that will not go to Coast Union Broncos and/or the CUHS Boosters.”
On Tuesday, the site carried a welcome message over a listing labeled “Upcoming Game,” followed by the words “@Fresno Christian (Fresno, CA) — Sep 05 2015.” On Wednesday morning, the words had changed to "@Fresno Christian (Fresno, CA) — Dec, 31 1969 @ 09:00."
A couple of problems: The game is actually scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4, and is being played in Cambria, not Fresno.
One line in the promotional material for this site describes it as an “ideal tool for fundraising, particularly for smaller teams and clubs that do not have the benefit of dedicated booster clubs.”
This, of course, hardly applies to Coast Union, which receives strong support from the active and respected Coast Union Bronco Boosters.