The Dogwood Track Classic is bigger and better this year. On Friday evening May 2, the SMR and DMR will run. Then on May 3, the main meet begins at noon, with teams coming from across the state.There will be a new, state of the art timing system with LIVE results shown on electronic boards.
This meet is put on by AHS, CHS, MHS and WAHS to raise funds for our track teams. We cannot do it without the support of parent and student volunteers. Please visit SignUp Genius for volunteer slots. At this point, concessions in the afternoon and also Cleanup/breakdown are most needed. Please give a couple of hours to help make this event a success.
Our WAHS cross country, track and field athletes learn perseverance and teamwork, and enjoy great camaraderie and also physical fitness. As parents, alumni and parents of alumni, we know you are grateful for these experiences.
Friends of Western Albemarle Cross Country, Track and Field exists to support our student athletes and the amazing coaches who provide them with guidance and encouragement to achieve their personal bests.
This past year, Friends has:
- Provided stipends for unpaid assistant coaches
- Purchased a new throwing pit for the school for discus and shot put
- Purchased a new tent and rolling case for the teams (arriving soon!)
We are also here to quietly ease financial burdens for athletes who might otherwise not be able to compete in invitational or national meets. (Speak with a coach and they can make confidential arrangements with us.) In the past few years, Friends made possible the Old Trail course and arranged for its maintenance (now to be taken over completely by Old Trail!), purchased a new pole vault pit and successfully advocated for the replacement of the outdoor track at WAHS.
Did we mention that we pay our uncompensated assistant coaches?
We estimate this year’s expenses to be approximately $3,000, most of which goes to our assistant coaching staff over three seasons. This is only possible through your generosity. Friends is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, so your donation is tax deductible.
Please consider making a personally significant donation today to support our cross country, track and field programs. You may write a check made out to Friends of WAHS Track and use the enclosed envelope, or you may donate using a credit card online via PayPal on our website, http://www.FriendsofWAHSTrack.org. Please subscribe to our blog on our website for emailed updates on our teams, and also follow us on Facebook, where results and photos from meets are posted.
Thank you for your support.
Kim Connolly, President
Doug Taylor, Secretary
Alyce Outlaw, Treasurer
Carol Stutzman, Member at Large
Charles Cole, Member at Large
Yesterday was the Conference meet at Panorama Farm. The weather was perfect and we are grateful to the parents that turned out to volunteer.
Congratulations to our Warriors boys a girls teams – both Conference Champions! The Daily Progress has the full story. Check out this pdf of the story.
Come out and cheer on the teams next week at Panorama on Tuesday November 5 for the Regional meet. Volunteers are always welcome, too.