Armada vs Cedar Park Typhoons - May 25th (HOME)
|Location:||Willow Bend Pool||Theme:||Superhero|
|Arrive:||6:00 am||WBA Warm-ups:||6:20-6:50 am|
|Visitor Warm-ups:||6:50-7:20 am||Meet Starts:||
|Concessions:||Donations requested from the 13-14 age group|
Meet Set-up: Friday, May 24 at 6:30 pm
If you signed up as part of the setup team for your volunteer assignment, or if you'd like to lend an extra hand, please be at the pool by 6:30 pm.
Clean Up: We ask everyone to clean up the pit and pool areas before they leave. We must return the pool area to its original condition. The more people who help, the sooner everyone can leave. Pit parents should not release swimmers until their area is restored.
Parking: The lot next to the pool is reserved for our guests. Additional parking will be along Sauls Dr., the adjacent streets, and the nearby elementary school. Please DO NOT park along Bratton or in any of the parking lots for businesses you see along Bratton and Long Vista, as you will risk being towed. Long Vista itself now has no parking signs along it for the half-block nearest the pool. There will be overflow parking at the Rec Center on Shoreline Dr., but it is a small hike from there to the pool.
NOTE: Parents may drop off swimmers in front of the pool gate and then go and park. Please allow extra time for parking and walking to the pool.
Swimmer Pits: Parents, kindly remember that the swimmers need to STAY in the swimmer pits. The pit parents are responsible for organizing and bringing the kids to the ready bench in time for their races. If the pit parents are looking for your kids, they delay the rest of the kids getting to the ready bench on time which in turn delays the meet. Dual meets will have double the amount of kids and as the host team, our swimmers need to be organized and on time. If the kids must leave the swimmer pits, parents MUST inform the pit parents.
Concessions Donations: Also, please note that for each home meet, a certain age group (or groups) is asked to bring concessions donations to help our concessions stand provide low-cost, nutritional snacks for the swimmers at a reasonable price. The preferred donation is fruit, since this is something that the concessions volunteers cannot pre-purchase or store easily and is in high demand at meets.
Fundraising: Please help us with fundraising by being aware of opportunities at work. Many companies have matching programs or reward employees for volunteer time. See below for more information.
Sponsors: Also, have a business you want to advertise? An Armada sponsorship is a great way to do it, and may be tax-deductible. Please contact Rosimeiry Jamalabad if you are interested in sponsoring the team or helping with fundraising.
Frequently Asked Questions: New to Armada and have some questions? Armada veteran and always wondered why we do something a certain way? Please check out our FAQ. If that doesn't answer your question, by all means please feel free to contact the appropriate person here.
Interested in Helping: There are always opportunities to help out Armada like fundraising, coach appreciation, team spirit activities, scholarship committee, etc., even if you are not interested in being a full-time member of the Armada board.
Interested? Contact Soonee Wright if you'd like to learn more. Thank you!!!
What is your company's corporate donation policy?
It has been brought to our attention that certain locally-based businesses donate to 501(c)(3) organizations either through matching programs or through programs that contribute money to organizations for which their employees volunteer time. Usually, the hours have to be tracked in the company's system or minimal documentation has to be completed, but that is often the only requirement.
Please find out if your company provides this benefit, and if so, please designate WBA as a recipient. Also, if your company has a public website that explains and advertises their policy, please send it to Mike Zayas and we will put a link here to make it easier on everyone.
Here are a few that have been brought to our attention:
Dell: Make A Difference - Please note that in addition to matching programs, Dell volunteers with ten or more hours with any charitable organization and time tracked in the Dell online tracking system may choose a charity of their choice and Dell will make a donation.
GM: Dollars for Doers - Through Dollars for Doers, the General Motors Foundation will add to your volunteer impact by awarding a $500 donation to an eligible organization for which you have volunteered 50 or more hours within the calendar year.
HP: Employee Giving Program - Please help us keep fees low going forward, and make the best use possible of opportunities such as these.
Thank you for your help!