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Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
Storm Newsletter March 4, 2008
In This Issue
All Athletes Check In
Volunteer Meeting Thursday
Jelly Beans...
What to wear to practice
Data Clinic
Merchandise Order
2007 Pictures and Ribbons
Quick Links...
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Parents, if there is a dot on your child's name tag please see Liz Miller at the tag table, your child's application is incomplete and must be corrected.
Also a quick reminder that only athletes & coaches are allowed inside the track fence during practice and meets, parents wanting to walk during practice are free to walk outside the fence.
All Athletes Check In
All athletes are to check in at the "Tag Table" before going out on the field for practice. Please wait for the first whistle before you start your warm up laps.
Parent Volunteer Meeting Thursday
There will be a parent volunteered meeting on Thursday during practice at 6:30PM in the Stands to go over and explain our volunteer program and the participation items you signed up to assist us with.
Jelly Beans
We are asking every family to contribute two bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers to hand out after every practice to our athletes. Please turn them in to Liz at the "Tag Table"
Our Practices are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.  6;00 pm on week nights, and 8:00 am on Saturdays
What to Wear or Bring to Practice

Athletes should wear shorts (NO JEANS) a loose T-shirt, and they must bring warm-ups (sweat pants and sweatshirt) to all practices and meets (LABEL ALL CLOTHING).

Please bring a large bottle (20 ounces) of water to all practices and meets. When the weather heats up, more water is needed.

Each athlete must have a pair of good RUNNING SHOES. Cross training, basketball or mid/high tops are NOT ACCEPTABLE and may cause injury. Please check that the upper part of the shoe is mounted squarely on the sole--not lopsided--and that there is enough padding to absorb the shock of running. Athletes arriving in non-running shoes will be asked to "sit-out" practice.

Computer DATA Clinic 
There is a computer data clinic at College of the Canyons in room 129 (Student Center) at 1:00 pm this Saturday. It will end at 3:00 pm. If you signed up to do data input for the meet please see Alan Bingham
Storm Gear 
If you are interested in ordering any merchandise, please see Michelle Ewing. She has samples and order forms and can answer any questions you have about what we have to offer.
A SCTC Storm tradition
is set for March 17, 2008!
We are excited about each and every athlete participating. During the 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 important track meets and training equipment for our athletes.

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 $40.00.

The Grand Prize is 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 only team fundraiser and requires our team family's support. Your effort will be recognized and appreciated. Participants (athletes collecting donations from their sponsors for $40 or more) in past years have received a Storm Lap-a-thon tee shirt or runner's water bottle.

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. (Sponsor check donations written directly to the club by non-members may not be credited to your child.)

You can download a pledge form here, the due date to turn in the funds is April 3, 2008. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 3, 2008 7:45pm. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes.
Last Day to Pick up Pictures 
The last day to pick up Pictures and award ribbons from our 2007 season will be on March 17.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club