Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 14, 2011
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Dear Alan,    


Today is our Lap-a-thon, If for some reason you are unable to participate tonight in 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.  
Uniform Pick Up is Today .
Please see below for more information. 
Mock Meet is Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
Another Fundraiser - Please see the note below from Jeremy, by visiting these businesses, they have agreed to send a part of their income as a donation to us on your behalf. 
No parents allowed on the track once warm up is done. Please walk around the outside of the track, the sidewalk goes all the way around, and you can get in much walking without disrupting practice.
Please be sure to sign up for our alert text message system on your cell phone, text STORMTF to 41411.
See you at practice
Alan Bingham
Practice Schedule 
Please be sure that your child brings a jacket & bottle of water. 
Practice this week will be:
Monday March 14, 5:30 - 7:30 at VHS Lap-a-thon
Tuesday March 15, 6:00 - 7:45 at VHS
 March 17, 6:00 - 7:45 at VHS
Saturday March 19, 9:00 - 11:00 AM at VHS Mock Meet
Lap-a-thon Fundraiser             
Lap-a-thon LogoPlease visit the our active giving website and register to help get your family from out of town to help raise funds. click here to go to the Lap-a-thon Website. At the top of the page please click the "Become a Fundraiser" link at the top of the page and sign up with active. You can then create your own fund raising page, you can either pay us directly with a check, or have your donors use the credit card payment within the system.  We need to raise $7000.00 this year to off set our expenses.
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. On Monday March 14 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.
Uniform Handout
Uniforms are available to be picked up Monday, March 14th
from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm.  Uniforms will be handed out in
front of the tennis courts near the parking lot. 

In addition, if you have placed an order for merchandise, please check to see if it has come in.  Please contact Bettie Jo Roelofson with any questions at (661) 296-6454 or

New Form of Fundraising 
At the parents meeting I introduced a new form of fundraising to Storm.  I thought I'd take a couple sentences to remind you of the thought and hope behind it.  First, I have business relationships with many prominent and reputable businesses in this valley that are always looking for new marketing avenues.  What we are doing is providing these businesses with a free opportunity to advertise with us in exchange for them giving back to Storm when and if you use their services.  Sounds pretty simple I think.  Here's how it works, I have provided a list of services you most likely will use at some point this year.  When you do make sure you confirm with them that you are part of Storm and that you heard of their business through Storm, and they'll give us a percentage of the revenue as a donation.

Win-win for everyone.  With that said, my desire is to introduce 2-3 of these businesses each week in the newsletter so please look for this in upcoming weeks.


Tony Velasco

Afterburn fitness and Gym


Tony is a Hollywood movie star caliber personal trainer and fitness guru.  His website is loaded with testimonials and Tony is days away from opening a very unique gym right here in Santa Clarita.  His gym is named AfterBurn Fitness and includes a Trainer, Nutritionist and Gym all for one flat monthly fee.   He offers boot camps and personal training as well.


Bill Friedman, CPA

FTCPA, full service CPA and tax accounting firm


Bill's firm provides the very best in business and personal tax and accounting services.  Including tax filing and bookkeeping.  His nickname is Tax Dawg and his slogan is "Beating the IRS for your Bucks".  That should speak for itself, he will get you more money back!! 


Kelli Alexander

The Travel Store


With spring break and summer vacations just around the corner, Kelli is your greatest asset when traveling.  She has personally been literally all over the world and has access to the best accommodations in the world.  That Travelocity vacation you think is saving you money, may not be and the personal touches she has the ability to provide at your destination will leave you breathless.  Whatever your budget, she will make your vacation the most memorable.


Thank you for supporting local business, and helping to keep Storm the very best youth track and field club anywhere!!


Jeremy Stepan

Mock Meet 
Track MeetWe will be having a mock meet this Saturday during practice. Practice might run late. We will need help with timing and staging. Finishline crew. For the new people this will give you an idea how a meet goes, and the work required. We will be trying to get marks on all of the athletes at this time. We will have a slightly modified order of events, and some events will be dropped completely.

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club