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Spirit Wear, Pumpkin Carving, Amazon Smile, Tentative Erg Return Day

posted Oct 13, 2020, 5:20 AM by Anne Fernandez   [ updated Oct 13, 2020, 5:20 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster ]

Good morning,

In this email (details below):

  1. General Update

  2. Team Pumpkin Carving

  3. Spirit Wear Is Arriving

  4. Erg Rental Return Day

  5. Amazon Smile 

  1. General update: Families, we hope our students and their families are finding a rhythm in our new distance learning reality. As you probably have learned from various updates from Woodson and VHSL, the schedule for high school sports looks like this:

    Season 1/Winter sports — December 14 - February 20
    Season 2/Fall sports — February 15 - May 1
    Season 3/Spring sports — April 12 - June 26 (This includes rowing)

    The Crew Boosters board is working toward this timeline with our parent organization, VASRA, and taking our cues from US Rowing which governs our sport.

    For now, we’re continuing ‘yellow days’ — socially-distant practices in the Woodson football stadium. There are a few slots remaining, so sign up here and please ensure your athlete brings an emergency care form to their first yellow days practice and has a sports physical on file with the W.T. Woodson trainer. There are instructions on the sign-up form.

    As most of you know, the operating cost of a regular crew season requires your registration fees as well as tens of thousands of dollars brought in through our annual craft show as well as door-to-door tag day fundraising. We’re hard at work searching for creative new ways to replace those funding streams. Of course you can always make a contribution to the team on our fundraising page. And be on the lookout for other ways to support the team. In the meantime, see below for a way you can help us out today.

  2. Team Pumpkin Carving — on Zoom: Get your costume on and have a pumpkin ready this Thursday, October 15th at 6 PM to join your teammates for virtual pumpkin carving! Look for a Zoom link in Slack to hop in and see what everyone comes up with for a creative pumpkin this year. And feel free to wear a costume too!

  3. Spirit wear: If you ordered some Woodson Crew gear last season, our vendor stopped operations and many of those orders were trapped in limbo. We have received word the orders are arriving, so be on the lookout.

  4. Erg rental return: If you rented an erg from the team, we’re planning to collect those November 21 from 9-11 AM with a makeup date of November 30 from 5-6 PM. We’ll keep you updated on this as a lot can happen in the next month.

  5. Amazon Smile: One way you can start helping Woodson Crew today is by supporting us through Amazon Smile. If you don’t know about Amazon Smile, it’s a way to dedicate a small amount from every transaction on Amazon to the nonprofit of your choice. Here’s how to help W.T. Woodson Crew with every Amazon purchase:

    1. Start by heading to smile.amazon.com

    2. If you’ve never designated a nonprofit, log in to your amazon account.

    3. From there, you can select Woodson Crew as a nonprofit.

    4. If you’ve already picked a nonprofit to support but you want to switch over to supporting Woodson Crew, by clicking on this link and pressing the “Yes, change my charity” button.

    5. Now just be sure to start your shopping — especially this week during Amazon Prime Days — at smile.amazon.com.

    6. If you do your shopping on the Amazon app, you can use these instructions to make sure you support the team when you shop from your phone.

Thank you!