No investment is a sure thing, but the one Russell Klara made in the Fort Mill High School Booster Club can’t help but pay dividends.
Klara and his company, R&B Climate Control in Fort Mill, donated 4,000 bottles of water for the boosters to sell at their concession stand at football games and other sports events. After all the sales are totaled up, that donation will yield $8,000 for Fort Mill High sports.
“We were trying to do something in own backyard,” Klara said. “I’ve been living in the community a long time and I just thought it’s a good thing to do.”
Lori Hillman, a former Booster Club president who’s now in charge of fundraising, said she appreciates the boosters’ partnership with R&B.
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“R&B Climate approached me on partnering with the high school during the summer. We were trying to come up with a way they could help the athletic program and touch each team. We owe them a huge thank you,” she said.
Water, Hillman said, is the top-selling beverage at the concession stand during games.
“It is a huge source of income for the high school,” Hillman said.
Century 21 of Fort Mill also contributed water to the club, she said.