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Registration, Restaurant Fundraiser, Tag Days, Spirit Wear, #GivingTuesday, Other Key Dates

posted Nov 12, 2018, 5:20 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 5:21 AM ]
  1. Only Four Days Left to Register 
  2. Potbelly Fundraiser this Wednesday, Nov 14th 
  3. Tag Days Start this Saturday, Nov 17th 
  4. Spirit Wear on Sale until midnight on Sunday, Nov 18th 
  5. #GivingTuesday is Nov 27th 
  6. Other Key Dates 
  7. Erg Sprints Save the Date 
  8. U.S. Naval Academy Save the Date 

Thank you to all who volunteered at the Boathouse Workday on Saturday!

1. REMINDER: DON’T WAIT. ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER! Go to our website and select the “Register” button. Steps 1-5 must be completed no later than November 16th to participate in Winter Conditioning. All steps for registration must be complete no later than Friday, February 16th to participate in on-the-water activities. You may review the Parent Season Kick-off presentation for details regarding the nine (9) steps to registration.

2. REMINDER: FUNDRAISER AT POTBELLY in downtown Fairfax City (3955 Chain Bridge Road) 5-7pm this Wednesday, Nov 14th. The attached flyer needs to be presented in paper or electronic form (on your mobile phone) at the time of purchase for the team to receive 25% of the purchase.

3. REMINDER: FIRST TAG DAY this Saturday. WTW Crew’s largest annual fundraiser is Tag Days. Tag Days are when pairs of rowers/coxswains go door-to-door to spread the word about WTW Crew and accept donations from generous homeowners. On several designated dates, groups of four student-athletes are driven to their pre-mapped route by parent volunteers. This is also the only fundraiser that all athletes and parents are required to support. (athletes - 4 shifts for returning, 3 shifts for novice; parents - 1 driving shift per athlete on the team)

Sign-up genius now available

We encourage you to plan ahead to fit Tag Days into your schedule.

Dates: Saturdays November 17, December 1 (AM Only), December 8, 2018 and January 12 (AM Only, January 26, and February 2 (AM Only), 2019.

4. REMINDER: Woodson Crew Spirit Wear is available and orders must be placed by midnight, Sunday, November 18th. Click on the link above to access the site. New this year are a sports bra, a pinnie, and Alumni selections. Items ordered will be available for distribution before Christmas.

This is optional spirit wear, none of the items from this site are required to be purchased. The uniform and splash jackets are made by JL Racing and will be available at a later date. We will send that link when it becomes available.

If you have questions, please email Babette Korn at babskorn@gmail.com.

5. REMINDER: #GivingTuesday. We are excited to share that for the first time our team is participating in a fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday on November 27th this year.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. You can find the campaign donation site here. If you have extended family that you think would like to support the team or if your employer provides corporate donations, please make them aware of the campaign. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to fundraising chair, Gina Clune at wtwcrewfundraising@gmail.com.

6. REMINDER: Other Key Dates: NOTE: The full season calendar (as known now) is posted on the wtwcrew.org site.
  • November 14 - Potbelly Restaurant Fundraiser Night 
  • November 15 - Men’s team - returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, meet by the Erg Shed at 3:30pm 
  • November 16 - Women’s team returning rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning, meet in Cafeteria B from 3:30-5:30pm 
  • November 16 - DEADLINE Steps 1-5 of registration due in order to participate in Winter Conditioning 
  • November 17 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • November 18 - Spirit wear store closes at midnight (See #4 above) 
  • November 26 - New rowers/coxswains begin Winter Conditioning - Cafeteria B 
  • November 27 - #GivingTuesday (see #5 above) 
  • December 1 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • December 8 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • December 5 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • January 9 - WTW Crew Booster Board Meeting, WTW HS Room C-123, 7-9pm 
  • January 12 - Tag Day (see #3 above for Sign-up Genius link) 
  • January 12 & 13 - Swim Test (Sign-Up Genius forthcoming) 
7. SAVE THE DATE: The 34th annual Erg Sprints take place Saturday, February 2nd at T.C. Williams High School. Look for 2,000 meter events as well as 20 and 30-minute, half marathon, marathon, relays, 500 meter sprints, double and quad slide, parent/child, and kids events. Athletes do not have to qualify to enter and all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Early registration closes December 31st. Get more information at www.ErgSprints.com and on RegattaCentral.

8. SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Naval Academy trip on Saturday, February 9th. We will be able to use both their rowing machines and the “Great Eight” sixteen seat-rowing tank. The “Great Eight” was the 1952 undefeated Navy Men’s eight that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association of America National Championship and represented the United States at the Olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. Navy set a new Olympic Trials record and won the Gold by nearly six seconds. Navy went on to post 29-consecutive wins from 1952-54 winning three IRA and three Eastern Sprint titles along the way. Details will be provided as the date gets closer.

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