Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 22, 2010
In This Issue
Lap-A-Thon Fundraiser
Jelly Beans or Jolly Ranchers
Give a Day get a Disney Day
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
The lap-a-thon was tonight, and it was alot of fun! The kids were strong, and looking great.
This week, Valencia High has a track meet on Thursday, so we will have practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, but not on Thursday.
Saturday will be our mock meet, we will set up at 8:00 am, and start at 9:00 am, it might run late, we're going to try and do as many events as possible. We will try to get everything ran in 2 or 3 hours. we are going to need a lot of help, so please talk to us at practice about how you can help.
See you at practice
Alan Bingham
This Weeks Track & Field Practice 
This week our practices are held on Monday (Lap-a-thon), Tuesday, & Wednesday 6:00 - 7:45pm. On Saturday (Mock Meet) 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (Setup at 8:00 am).   Please see Michele or Alan about volunteering for the Mock meet.
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
Monday during practice we ran for 1 hour and 2 minutes to music, the kids were stong and ran many laps.
The next step is to tally up the laps the kids ran, so I am going to bring a copy of the roster with all of the athletes on it, we go thru the cards, and tally up the number of marks, and then we'll log the results onto the roster. I will be asking the parents in the stand to count the marks on the cards, and someone to record those tallies.   

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
We are short on Jelly Beans, We have plenty of Jolly Ranchers, We ask the if you have not picked up any candy, that you please bring 2 10 oz bags of jelly beans per family.  
Give a day get a Disney Day has come to an end.
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
The fitness club will meet on Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.
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.
Certifying our Roster This week.
Each year we must meet with the League President and certify our roster. In our final review we still have a few missing forms and signatures. We will have a roster at the table with highlighted athletes who need items, we'll also try to call you on Tuesday to remind you we need something to complete the registration process.
Storm Logo
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club