The North Tonawanda United Sports Association, an amalgam of private booster clubs raising money to fund interscholastic athletics, Friday announced raising $3,800 through the sale of "Back the Jacks" logos by area merchants.
"We're very pleased at the response of the merchants and the public," said Thomas Jaccarino, publicity chairman for the association.
The booster organization also announced donations for sports from the annual North Tonawanda Police Athletic League/Superior Lubricants charity walkathon, and matching funds from logo sales at Deerwood Restaurant at the city golf course.
Jaccarino said the association, which successfully raised money to support fall sports in the schools, already has made its required 10 percent $3,700 down-payment to fund winter sports, including boys' basketball, swimming, wrestling and girls' indoor track.
Also, a new restaurant in the city, Anderson's, donated half the proceeds from a new ice cream concoction, the "Lumberjack Split," to the athletic fund, the chairman said.