Wednesday, March 05, 2008


I'm sure you are all reved up for the PAC 10 tournament--I know I am. This will be our last rodeo in San Jose so we need to go out with a BANG! Remember that we need to make the Arena into Maples South, so let's get rowdy!

For the fundraising committee, our next event is coming up on Sunday, March 16--The Shootathon! This is our 2nd biggest fundraiser of the year, so we hope you will join in by pledging and attending. Lynne Klaeveman and Nancy Sabbag are doing a terrific job in putting this event together.

How does it work? You select the player(s) that you want to support with your pledge amount. Each player will take 200 shots with a maximum total of 300 points awarded. Players receive 2 points for a made outside shot (200 possible points) and 1 point for a lay-up (100 possible points). So as an example, if you pledge $1.00 per point and your player scores 245, your donation will be $245. Easy stuff! You will be notified after the event of the amount due for your pledges.

The event will begin at 1 pm with the players shooting for their pledges. While that is going on, we will be selling raffle tickets for the 3 point shooting contest. You pick the winning class and you will have a chance to win a picture of you with the entire team! A once in a lifetime opportunity with this terrific group that we have this year. In addition, the Locker Room will be open for tours, so you can see some of the results of our past fundraising. As Tara notes in her letter to the FBC--

Many of our recent fund raising efforts have been focused on our state of the art locker room. With your generous support in the past, we have been able to make our facility more comfortable and more tech-savvy - a place where our players are happy to be on a daily basis. I cannot underestimate how much great facilities enhance the entire college experience while helping Stanford recruit at a very high level.

I am happy to announce that along with the regular shooting and 3 point contest that we hold on Shootathon Day, we will also be opening the locker room for tours so that you can all see the benefits of your generous support. We have recently added a mural celebrating our rich history, which I think you will all enjoy.

We hope that you can join us for a fun day, but, if you can't, remember that you can pledge anyway--and we hope that you will. We will have pledge forms available at the PAC 10 tournament reception and be glad to take them from you any time during the tournament--find Lynne, Nancy or me anytime!

You can find the pledge form here. We hope that you'll participate in any way that you can and that the nets are on FIRE so we maximize the pledges!

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