Here we Go! Season Begins Thursday!

Welcome back from Ski Week (or, as it was known in our house, “Sleep Week.” Hope you are rested and ready for a great season! Here we go:Jamba Orders Due Tomorrow!
Have your athlete bring Jamba Order sheet(s) and all cash/checks tomorrow and give them to Coach Moe. Cards will be distributed later in the week.Uniforms — Important Info!
All athletes must have a uniform in order to compete! This year we have changed to a green uniform top and black  or green bottoms (so all athletes will need a new one! — Exceptions – those who received a new uniform in Fall Cross Country)
To receive a uniform, all athletes must submit this Uniform Order Form  Please double check this LIST. If your athlete’s name is on it, they will receive a uniform this week (there are backorders on a few; we will let you know. There will be ‘loaner’ uniforms for the meet Thursday in this case).  If your athletes’ name does not appear on the list (and they don’t already have a Cross Country Uniform), then you need to complete the order form and get it in to Coach Moe ASAP! (Payment option info is on the sheet. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, keep in mind that we pay 2.75 percent fees. If you wouldn’t mind adding in that fee to your total, it would be great!. You may make a credit card payment using the MBAF website link and enter “MCHS Track & Field/uniforms” in the field after “Booster Club”)First Meet Thursday @ Warren HS, Downey, 2:45 pm
The Mustangs will start the season on the road this Thursday, as three bus-loads of athletes will head to Warren High School in Downey. The coaches will let the kids know who will be competing in this meet. If you plan to come and watch, the hot tip is to park in the back of the school near the track. It’s a little crazy in front at meet-start time, as school is just getting out (think salmon swimming upstream). Give yourself plenty of time! Google Map Link to Warren High School, Downey In case you’re wondering when your athlete will compete, the Order of Events sheet is posted on our website under the Schedule Tab. We also need more photographers. Please reply to this email if you can shoot photos Thursday or Saturday (or both!)

First Home Meet Saturday – Noon — Volunteers & Snack Stand Donations Needed!
We host our first Home Meet of the season this Saturday at Noon versus Santa Monica and Torrance High Schools. Thank you to those of you who have already signed up via Volunteer Spot! We still need help in several areas, especially in field events (jumps & throws). We would also appreciate food and beverage donations to help offset the cost of the Snack Stand. Click on over to the Volunteer Spot to sign up to work and/or shop! Remember, you can always find these links by going to our website, clicking the “Links” tab and scrolling down to “Volunteer.” Once you’ve accessed the site, you can choose from the Volunteer Menu or the Food/Bev Menu. Here are the links again:
Volunteer Sign Up Link
Food/Bev Sign Up Link

Varsity Letter Jackets – fittings Wednesday 4-4:30
A rep from a company that sells Varsity Letter Jackets will be on campus Wednesday from 4 – 4:30 to take measurements and deposits. If you are interested in purchasing a jacket, they will require a $175 deposit on Wednesday. Jackets vary in price. If you’d like more info, reply to this email.

Donations – Keep ’em Coming!
Thank you so much for your generous monetary donations to Track & Field! MBAF is sending out the confirmation postcards, so you should receive one soon (if you haven’t already). If you have not yet made a donation, we hope that you will. Here’s the Donation Form in case you need it again. We prefer checks, but if you need to make a credit card payment, you may do so using the MBAF website . Enter “MCHS Track & Field/donation” in the field after “Booster Club”)

Warm-Ups & Merchandise — Coming Soonish
There has been a delay with the warm-ups — they should be available the first full week of March. We apologize — circumstances beyond our control. Merchandise orders may be available by Saturday. We’ll keep you updated!

Thanks everyone — see you in Downey!

Cindy McMahon
For the Boosters

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