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Fund’raising’ the bar

Hello Eagles Track Athletes & Parents!

We are launching a fundraising effort tomorrow, 4/25.

Raising funds is important and required to run a first class, quality Track program. But as I’m sure you are aware, it’s a lot of stress and effort for everyone (students, families, and coaches). FanAngel was designed to make this endeavor easier. The platform is simple to use, highlights the team, and make sure your efforts are as successful as possible, thereby reducing the stress of other types of fundraising that would otherwise be necessary.

To be successful, we need your help. Each family is asked to do their small part to make this fundraising program a success. It will take EVERYONE’S participation to make it work.

The funds you raise this year will be used towards the purchase of a new pole vaulting pit. A quality pit costs about $20K – $26K. We will likely have to get multiple sources to help fund this as it is a big expenditure for the team. In addition to this big expenditure we also have other expenses throughout the season such as other equipment for shot, javelin and discus, the FAT (fully automatic timing system), high jump/long jump elevated platform, hurdles and invitational fees.

What we ask of you is small, but has a big impact:

Have your athlete collect a minimum of 10 (or more) quality email addresses of their biggest supporters. Print or save these on their smartphone and bring this list/smartphone to practice on or before our launch date of 4/25/18.
Bring a smartphone if possible on that date so we can do this while Lisa Clawson, our parent rep is there. If your athlete does not have smartphone, they can do it from any internet connected computer.
Each athlete will have a collection goal of $200.
On the launch date, each athlete will be asked to create an account, take a profile photo, and enter their supporters’ email addresses on FanAngel so the campaign can launch successfully. A video tutorial on entering emails:

https://pages.fanangel.com/how-to-share

On launch day or at home (depending on your coach/booster), the student/family will use THIS URL to create an account and share with supporters:

http://fanangel.com/Issaquah-track/share

Things parents should know:

FanAngel uses the industry most secure privacy and protection standards. Emails are never shared or sold.
FanAngel’s automation will send supporters up to two reminders. One after 3 days, one after 10 days, and another three days prior to the end of the campaign. If the supporter has donated, they will “not” receive additional reminders. Moreover, the supporter has the ability to unsubscribe at any time.
After 7 days, if there seems to be something wrong with an email address (mistyped, junk folder, etc), you will receive a notification and be prompted to reach out directly (simply forward the email from your personal account and/or call the supporter).
When donors visit the page, they will see the athlete’s individual goal. Individual goals will initially show $100 and may be increased to $200 when their initial mark has been met. This staged goal has been proven to increase campaign results.
Creating your supporter list can sometimes feel difficult. Use the following list to help find quality supporters who both have the desire and means to support the program. If you’re not sure if someone would be interested, we recommend adding them. You’ll be surprised who is happy to support the program.

Donor Idea List

Parents/Guardians
Family Friends
Grandmother/Grandfather
Great Grandparents, Great Aunts/Uncles
Aunts/Uncles
Community: doctors, dentists, lawyers
Cousins
Neighbors
Parent’s Co-workers
Church/Social Friends
Parent’s Best Friends
Alumni friends
**Please do not include Teachers and Student Peers.

Double team winners!

Congratulations to both the boys and girls teams that competed at the Eason Invitational today.  Both teams walked away as team champions!  Great job team!!

Eason Invite Results

Lawrie’s Eason photos (sorry limited as he had to work part of the meet)

Throwers’ Voluntary Practice – Spring Break

Wednesday April 11th @ 3pm

Meet at the practice Discus Ring on the hill. We will be working on Discus (Rotation), Shot Put (Glide), and Javelin techniques. The school will be locked at 3:30pm sharp, so don’t leave anything inside, we will be outdoors rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

Thanks!

Coach Jerry & Coach Niall

Issaquah vs Skyline and North Creek – April 4

The meet this week is on Wednesday at 4:45pm at IHS Stadium.  Please note that this is a date change, as well as time change from our normal meet format!Parents, if you see that your schedule is open and available, we would love the help, just please let us know.

Entries are posted and please speak to your event coach if you feel you aren’t in the correct events.  Entry deadline is after practice on Tuesday.

Issaquah vs Skyline and North Creek entries

Liberty Invite -results

Liberty Invite photosCongratulations to all athletes that participated in the Liberty Invite yesterday.  The weather was dry and warm.  A perfect day for PR’s and meet records to be set.  The boys team finished 3rd behind Tahoma and Liberty and the girls finished 2nd behind Tahoma.  Outstanding job today

Meet Records were set by:

Luke George  800m – 1:53.44 (previous 1:56.5)

Joey Jensen  Discus – 173’0  (previous 150’4)

Sami Corman 800m – 2:15.91 (previous 2:15.91)

Both Julia David-Smith and Sami Corman broke the meet record in the 1600m – Julia DS- 4:55.90 and Sami 4:57.97 (previous 5:03.3h)

Girls 4×4 Elise Burdette, Mackenzie Crandall, Julia DS and Kenna Clawson- 4:01.67 (previous 4:01.9h)

Liberty Invite Results

Liberty Invite photos by Lawrie