Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 1, 2010
In This Issue
Lap-A-Thon Fundraiser
Jelly Beans or Jolly Ranchers
Give a Day get a Disney Day
Fitness Club
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Track 2010
Develop your speed
Build your Endurance
Improve your Technique
Running Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m, 4x400m, 80m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles
Field Events:
Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump
Track is the one sport that is good training for all sports, whether its Football, Basketball, Soccer, or Baseball, Track & Field will improve your speed, endurance and coordination.
Practice will begin on March 1st, 2010
Dear Storm Family  
Tonight kicks off our 2010 track & field season with our first practice. Please try to arrive at 5:50-5:55, we start promptly at 6:00 pm. 
See you at practice
Alan Bingham
Attention Parents Some athlete's paperwork is incomplete, and certification is just around the corner, if your child's name is highlighted at the sign in table please find out why by asking Michele or Alan at the information table. Your child will be moved to the waiting list if their paperwork is incomplete Next Monday.
Track & Field Practice 
Our practices are held at Valencia High School on the Track starting Monday March 1st at 6:00 PM Sharp, the practice will last until 7:45 PM. We  will also practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Our Saturday practices will be held at 9:00 am - 11:00 am in the month of March.
All Athletes will need to bring with them a bottle of water with their name on it. A light jacket with their name clearly marked inside next to the collar label. and a good pair of running shoes.
We ask that athletes attend at least 2 practices per week. Practice is Open to all athletes including those on the wait list.
If it's raining practice is canceled. However we will practice in a light sprinkle. This makes it tricky, many times it is not raining at the Track when it's raining at home. Do not drop your athlete off if there is a chance of a canceled practice, please stick around.
Lap-A-Thon Fundraiser
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. On Monday March 22 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 $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. 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 forms 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 15, 2010. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 15, 2010. 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 or Jolly Ranchers 
Parent Meeting
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.
We have signed up with the Helping Hands Give a day get a Disney Day program. We will have many opportunities for you to earn a free day at Disneyland Park. We require that you volunteer 6 hours for us. Click here to find out how to sign up
Fitness Club Starts March 15
This year we're adding a fitness program, We will be starting on March 15 at 6:00 pm.
If you want to get into shape, then this is the program for you. The plan so far is that we will warm up at the same time as the kids, then we have at least 1 hour to do our own workout. We'll have to leave the track area as it is reserved for the kids, but we will have an area to do our own work outs. be ready to get into shape as we start this decade off right!
The cost of the program is $20.00 fee per month. To Register please visit the Club pages of our website.
Storm Spiritwear Order are due Thursday March 11, if you are interested in placing an order please see Bettie Jo at the information table. You can download the order form by clicking here. 
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Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club