Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 15, 2010
In This Issue
Lap-A-Thon Fundraiser
Jelly Beans or Jolly Ranchers
Give a Day get a Disney Day
Fitness Club
Ralph's Fundraiser
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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
First I want to apologize for getting this newsletter out late. You should have received it yesterday.
Second, you just have love the daylight savings huh!
The Fitness club officially started Monday evening and it was great, we a great workout and went off campus and ran about 1 mile or so.  If you want to join us, our next workout will be on Thursday evening.
Next Monday evening is our Lap-a-thon, you can download a form below and help the kids in getting their pledges. This even will feature our sound system playing music to help motivate the kids as they run for 1 hour. Please see that section below for more details. Don't forget to download a pledge form, you should be working on getting pledges now.
I want to thank all of the coaches who have been working with the kids, today was awesome, and it takes a lot of people dedicated to giving so much of themselves to these kids. and they really are doing a great job!
See you at practice
Alan Bingham
This is our final week of getting our paperwork in order for certification, if your child's name is highlighted at the information table please find out why by asking Michele or Alan. 
This Weeks Track & Field Practice 
This week our practices are held on Monday ,Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:45pm. On Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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.
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 NEXT 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. 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.
The due date to turn in the funds is Tax day 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, but 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 
At this time please hold onto your Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers, we will request more as the season go on.
We have been told by the Helping Hands people that the "Give a day get a Disney Day" has come to a close. People who were signed up will still be able to do their volunteering, however no new people will be allowed to sign up.
We want to thank everyone who was able to sign up to help us. My understanding is that everyone who was signed will still get their tickets to a theme park.
Fitness Club Starts March 15
This year we've added a fitness program for the parents. We started on Monday March 15 at 6:00 pm, our next workout will be held on Thursday March 18 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.
Ralph's Fundraiser
We have signed up with Ralph's Market Community support program, many of our families shop at Ralph's Market, by registering your REWARDS card online, you can support our team and programs here.
  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Ralphs REWARDS card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Ralphs REWARDS card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Ralphs.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the 'New Customer?' box.
  • Sign up for a Ralphs Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, enter your card number and personal information, agreeing to the terms and conditions then 'Complete Registration'.
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Community Contribution information and input our 5 digit NPO number 92090, click search, select your organization and save changes. 
  • Now, view your profile including your organization participation.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Members must swipe their registered Ralphs REWARDS card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Ralphs REWARDS card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Lost & Found
Item left at the end of practice are collected and stored in our storage bin till the next practice, they are then placed on the fence next to the gate to enter the track. Please check to see if any items you are missing are there.
Also a GPS wrist watch has been reported misplaced, if you found one please turn it into Coach Elaine Bingham, or Michele.
Loaner Spikes
Each year we have athletes who have out grown their previous year's spikes we ask that you donate those spikes to us, and we in turn check them out your teammates to borrow for the season. If your child has out grown last years spikes and they are still laying around please bring them Wednesday and see Mr Provens.  
He will also be issuing spikes to athletes who want to try them for the season. If the size is available.
Storm Logo
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club