Local businessman and longtime Grayling youth activities supporter, Mark Hartman, was honored with the 2013 Booster of the Year Award at Boosterpalooza.
His involvement started in 1981 as a coach for Junior Pro basketball and continues today 31 years later as the scorer and announcer for the Grayling High School varsity and JV basketball and football games.
Mark also has coached Little League, 4-H soccer, 7th grade boys basketball and freshman boys and girls basketball.
Now that his sons, Scott and Paul, are adults, Mark has turned his efforts to helping coach his four grandchildren in Little League and junior high basketball.
A past board member for the GYBC, he is currently a member of the Grayling Rotary. Hartman owns and operates the Ole Dam Road Party Store and Timber Rapids mini golf on the corner of M-72.
Previous Booster of the Year Recipients
2002 Jeannie Potter
2003 John Alef
2004 Irv McIsaac
2005 Cliff Wheeler
2006 Bob Cinciala/Dan Canfield
2007 Jack Millikin
2008 Bill Holton
2009 Linda Golnick
2010 Tina Bassett/Pat Papendick
2011 Bill Klinger
2012 no award given