Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 6, 2011
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Paperwork - Athletes who's paperwork is incomplete will be not be allowed to practice this week forward. Our insurance requires that all paperwork be compete. Athletes who's paperwork is still incomplete next week will be dropped from the team.
Next Monday is our Lap-a-thon, 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.  
Uniform Pick Up Date to be announced.
If you have not yet paid for you uniforms, make sure you do so on Monday. 
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 7, 6:00 - 7:45 at Valencia HS Track
Tuesday March 8, 6:00 - 7:45 at Valencia HS Track
March 9, 6:00 - 7:45 at Valencia HS Track
Thursday March 10 NO PRACTICE
Saturday March 12, 9:00 - 11:00 AM at Valencia HS Track
Too Much PaperworkAttention Parents some athlete's paperwork is incomplete and certification is next week, if your child's name is highlighted at the sign in table then we have a problem with your paperwork and your child will be required to sit out practice. Please see Michele or Alan.
There are 3 things we need, the form, all signatures and a proof of age. in most cases we are missing a signature, so please stop by the table so we can get it.
Lap-a-thon Fundraiser             
Lap-a-thon LogoWe 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.
PhotographerWe need pictures, Please try to take pictures during practice, random shots of the kids are great, I like to make Animoto Slideshow presentations of the kids throughout the season, to post to the website. Please try to put them either on a disk, or flash drive and see me during practice.
Jelly Beans & Jolly Ranchers 
Jelly BeansPlease hold for now your Jelly Bean donations, we have enough to last for a while, and will ask for more later in the season.

If you can assist with jelly bean distribution, please see Michele.
Storm Spiritwear
Our final order for Storm Spiritwear will be placed on Thursday March 10, You can download the order form by clicking here and turn it in to either Bettie Jo, Michele or Alan this week during practice.
Running Shoes
Running ShoesThis is the last week athletes will be allowed to practice without proper running shoes. Please be sure to have a good pair of running shoes for your children.  We still have some shoes for $25.00 that you may purchase during practice (Sizes limited).   

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club