Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for March 16, 2009
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This Weeks Practices
Jelly Beans
Paperwork & Signatures
Facilities Rules
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Last Saturday the kids started working on their field events, as well as started to get technical in all aspects of their sport.
Next Saturday we'll have a mock track meet at Valencia high school, Practice will start at 9:00 am This Saturday. 
Next week is our lap-a-thon, you will want to download the pledge form and start soliciting donations from friends, neighbors and family, Next Monday during practice the kids will run to music, they really love this event, and it shows how strong they have got in such a short time. The funds are collected at a later date.
This weeks Practices 
Practices are held Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday at Valencia High School on the track starting at 6:00 pm Pick up will be around 7:45 this week.
This Saturday's practice will begin at 9:00 am we will have a mock meet, we do this as a way to get the athlete's times.
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. Next Monday March 23 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for one hour. 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 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 $3.00 per lap for you distance runners; the other is simply a flat donation of any amount, for example $25.00.

Our team will acknowledge those who raises the most funds and all participants in this event.  The Grand Prize will be 4 Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure 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. Your effort will be recognized and appreciated. Participants (athletes collecting donations from their sponsors for $40 or more) will receive a Storm Lap-a-thon tee shirt.

When turning in money, we ask that only ONE CHECK PER FAMILY payable to SCTC, be written for the entire amount the athlete has raised. (Checks from Sponsors written directly to the club by non-members may not be credited to your child.)

You can download the pledge form by clicking here or by visiting our website, or asking Michele at the Info-Table. The due date to turn in the funds is April 16, 2009. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 16, 2009. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, will go towards the Storm T-shirt.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Michele or Alan.
Jelly Beans & Jolly Ranchers
Parents we ask that you bring 2 bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers starting this evening. We are also looking for some help in this area. If you can assist with jelly bean distribution, please see Michele.
Attention Parents
Certification is around the corner.  We need all birth certificates and signatures by Thursday's practice or we will have to drop the athlete from our program.
All athletes who are still highlighted on our list should have received a call and/or email notifying you that there is still a problem with your paperwork. Please see Michele or Alan at the information table.
Facilities Rules
This is a quick reminder that the only thing allowed into the track  area is water in plastic bottles, no glass or soft drinks or sports drinks or food are allowed into the track area. Thank you.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club
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