Since the early days of Skyline football, we have captured images of the players, coaches and games. Originally, black and white film photos were taken and parents went to a Spartan home to select prints of their athletes experience for the family photo album.
With the dramatic advancements to digital photography, parents are still interested in collecting these memories, but in many cases, they get too engaged in the game and miss important moments or don't have the equipment to really get the shots.
The project of SGC offering photos to parents as part of our fund raising initiatives was originated by Jim Simpkins, an alumni dad and action photographer for the WSU Cougars, who during his time on the Sparta sidelines provided over 67,000 pictures.
As other professional and amateur photographers contacted us, we realized that we had to work to ensure that the integrity and brand of the photo program isn't compromised and that the program, as well as athletes and coaches are protected.
Currently we have a great group of Spartan shutterbugs working to ensure this year's memories are preserved. Coordinated by alumni photographers Jim Nicholson and Chuck Blackburn, additional volunteer photographers are added to the ranks each season to ensure we have coverage at all Skyline level football games.
SGCPhotos.com is our official photo gallery site. Photos for the season are available by team level for every game played, as well as tagged into individual galleries. Other photos captured emulate the spirit and pride surrounding Skyline Football.
The sale of photos and related merchandise are part of our fundraising initiatives. These memories are priceless to families and cost effective to purchase, whether by a single shot or an entire player gallery. Print, digital and merchandise make wonderful gifts for keeping or giving. We know you'll agree!
Another popular item is our Skyline Football Yearbook. The content captures all aspects from early workouts in January through the final game of the year and includes both on the field and off the field activies. This coffee-table style project, prepared by committee of volunteer parents, will provide many years of pleasure. While the majority of the pages cover the Varsity season, there are also JV and Frosh sections. Seniors get a copy as a gift, but anyone can submit a preorder.
Finally, the Varsity season is captured and organized in our annual End of Season DVD. Thanks to the efforts of alumni dads Greg Thies and Michael Ford, along with the help of other volunteer parents, this collection of game footage, interviews and more allows anyone that reserves their own copy to relive the teams progress anytime they want. Seniors get a copy as a gift, but anyone can order one.
Delivery of the EOS DVD and Yearbook are targeted before the holidays, although depending on the length of the Varsity season, they may arrive beyond the end of the year.
For more information on any of these projects or to pre-order the Yearbook or DVD, send an email