Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
March 10, 2014
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Dear Storm Family,


Our lap-a-thon is our major fund raising event, Our grand prize this year will be 4 Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland and California Adventure for the athlete that brings in the most funds. See Details below.


This week we have 2 major events that we need parents to help out by volunteering. 


Our Lap-a-thon will take place on Monday, 

We need 4 parents to help check in the athletes, please arrive at 5:45. We need a group of parents to mark the cards to counting how many laps they complete.


On Saturday at Valencia high school the Mock Meet, we will be conducting time trials of the athletes by having them run the events, This will also help us train you to help us conduct a meet, we will need about 20 to 30 parents to help us do this so please be sure to check in with Jennifer Ventress.

Practice Schedule March 10 - March 15th
March 10: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Saugus HS on the Track

March 11: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Valencia HS on the Track -

March 13: 6:00 - 7:30 pm Valencia HS on the Track

Mar 15: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Valencia HS on the Track Mock Meet - This will give everyone an idea of what a meet looks like.

RAIN POLICY If it is raining practice will be canceled. light drizzling and we may start practice. 
Uniform Pick Up
The last day to pick up uniforms will be Tuesday March 11th.  
Storm Wear
Click Here to download the Stormwear order form, you can fill this out an turn it in at practice. Gin will be at the practices on March 15, 22 for pick up of Stormwear. Please turn in form to Paperwork box and Orders maybe filled sooner.                        
Please arrive early for check in 5:45.
We will hold practice afterwards until 7:45
Disneyland Grand Prize 4 1-Day Pass Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure
$40.00 per athlete will get a custom Storm Bottle Mister.
$20.00 for 2nd child in same family, $15.00 for 3 and more in same family.

You can download the Pledge form by clicking here or by visiting our website.
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. On Monday March 10 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for thirty five minutes. This is a very fun event for the kids and an important fundraiser for our team. Money from this event keeps our registration fee low and helps us provide equipment for our training and meets. This is a music-motivated event; singing along, running to the tempo! Oh WAIT! YOU'RE NOT A DISTANCE RUNNER!? NOT important! This is a fundraiser not a race ~ run or walk/dance, create an half hour-long relay team! Challenge yourself! Just recruit your donations accordingly! The more per athlete sponsors you get the more donations! There are 2 ways for sponsors to support our athletes, one is a per lap donation such as $5.00 per lap for you distance runners; the other is simply a flat donation of any amount, for example $20.00.

Our team will acknowledge those who raises the most funds and all participants in this event. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the top athlete who raise the most funds for the club.

If for some reason you are unable to participate the night of the event, families are encouraged to OPT OUT by giving a tax-deductible donation of $40.00 payable to the SCTC. This is our major team fundraiser and requires everybody's support.

The due date to turn in the funds is April 10, 2014. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 10, 2014. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, but will go towards the Storm Lap-a-thon Mister Bottle.

If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Mark or Elaine.
Mock Meet
 Saturday we will have a mock meet at Valencia High school starting at 8:00 am. We ask that athletes only enter events they plan to run in the first meet. We will not be timing the 3000 meter event. We will need help setting up hurdles and moving hurdles we call this crew hurdle crew, it is a very easy job, and is mainly putting the hurdles on the correct marks for the athletes and then taking them off the track when the event is done, we can use about 15 to 20 people just to help with this event. We will need 5-6 people working in each of the Long Jump, Shot Put and High jump pits.
We will need 8 tag pullers, a couple of people to work the finish line chute, about 5 people to work the staging, 4 or 5 ushers to escort kids from the staging area to the start lines.  
In total we will need about 50 parents to help us work the mock meet in order to get it done. That's not counting the 50 coaches who will be doing their coaching duties.

Jenifer Ventress will be co-originating our needs for the meet. Please look for her at practices.
Loaner Spikes
We have a bin that has spikes in it, and we allow the kids to borrow any pair of spikes that fits them to use for the season. The bin is low on spikes right now, so if your child has out grown last years spikes and you would like to donate them to the bin, please bring them and give them to Mark Cruz. Children needing spikes can check the bin for any pair that fits them...Note that the bin is very low of spikes at this time. 

We have 3/16" needle spikes for sale for $3.00 a set, (14 spikes). Please see Coach Elaine Bingham
Urgent Text Alert System
  If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMTF" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please follow our twitter account if you are having trouble getting the text alert system to connect, we also tweet all alerts to @stormtrackclub, to follow on your phone via text message


1) Open your Text Message Window on your phone.

2) Send "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404

3) You will receive a message back confirming you are following @stormtrackclub.

4) You will then receive our alert messages via text.


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Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club