Sunday, March 27, 2011

CTK Track News for the week of 28 Mar 11...

Greetings Track Families,

I have to admit that I am surprised that we managed a nearly complete track meet on Saturday.  I fully expected that we would have to call off the meet.  However, thanks to willing volunteers from our two teams, and weatherproof athletes, we did it!  Thanks very much to all of our volunteers who braved the elements yet again.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some sunshine.

This Week at a Glance
Now is a good time to tell you about (or remind the veterans about) our "Extra Helpful Parent" drawing.  Simply put, if you work more than five shifts (not counting the Mini Meet, or the Sectional Meet, or the Diocese Meet) at our meets this season, every extra shift you work will earn you a "ticket" in our Extra Helpful Parent drawing which has become a tradition at the team picnic at the end of the season.  We award gift cards for local restaurants to several lucky (though hard-working) families who go above and beyond.

We started this program a few years ago because, frankly, we didn't want to "use up" our most valuable and experienced parent volunteers early in the season and be left with a bunch of rookies later in the season.

With that in mind, please feel free to email Katy (our extra-helpful volunteer coordinator) to sign-up for any jobs you see open for Meet #4 (April 2nd), the Qualifying Meet (April 9), or the Relay Meet (April 30).

Now, a little bit of fine print:  Right before the beginning of the meet yesterday, the St. Isidore / St. Joan of Arc coordinators decided to have a quick parent meeting due to a little "negative feedback" that they had received about the whole idea of holding the meet yesterday under the liquid skies of Danville.  We told all of the parents that we intended to carry on with the meet regardless, but if they thought that it was a bad idea, then they could sign out of their volunteer jobs and be on their way.  If you took us up on the offer and left the meet at that point, please write to Katy and she will give you credit for having worked your shift anyway.  It was lousy weather a lot of the time, and we respect your decision to make it an indoor day.  We ended up with plenty of volunteers, many of whom were not signed up to work at all.  Finally, if you worked yesterday but never signed in, please ALSO write to Katy and she'll add another tick mark next to your family's good name.  Once again, thanks.  I hope you had fun like I did.

YV Students For Hire
Since Meet #4 sees us back at Ygnacio Valley High School, you once again have the opportunity to hire Ygnacio Valley student-athletes as replacement workers.  As before, the donation is $20 per shift.  (You pay Coach George Francis at the meet.)  If you plan to take George up on this fundraiser, please let me know by Wednesday so that we can help him plan.  As always, there will be extra students on hand for those better at making last-minute decisions.

Still More Pictures
If you haven't checked out the pictures on Shutterfly lately, there are some great ones again this week.  Thanks, Paul!  (Next week, maybe we'll see if he can shoot in sunlight.)

See you on the track,


Carl Godkin
CTK/St.C/St.S Track & Field Coordinator

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