Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon
July 20, 2011
Team Fisher House at the
2011 Marine Corps Marathon
Team Update #6
Champions for Military Families
Wow! Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon is completely sold out of marathon race slots. We even have a waiting list of 15 runners waiting to join the team.
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the team in the last couple of weeks - Welcome to Team Fisher House!
Please read this email to get up-to-date team information about:
- Volunteer Registration
- Fundraising Campaigns Open Through 2011
- Shirt Size and Mailing Address Confirmation
- Can't Run? Let Us Know
- Team Pasta Dinner
- Team Hotel
Thank you so much for being part of Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon!
Program Director, Team Fisher House
Volunteer Registration Open
TEAM FISHER HOUSE GETS MORE COW BELL
Volunteers truly are the heart and soul of Team Fisher House. With such a small staff, Fisher House Foundation depends on the generosity of volunteers to support the team in so many ways.
- Mile Markers (TFH Cheering Squad along the race course - 150 Needed)
- Water Point Volunteers (50 Needed)
- Race Day Photographers
- Hospitality Volunteers at our Tent in Charity Village
- Expo Volunteers (10/28 - 10/29)
- Charity Village Tent Set-Up Volunteers (10/29)
It is very difficult for a single person to cheer for a specific runner at every point along the race course, so why not have your friends and family register to support the whole team on race day?
The last three years, Team Fisher House has had a Team Cheering Squad at every mile point from 8 to 26 to support Team Fisher House runners. They wear Team Fisher House shirts and hats and ring COW BELLS every time they see a Team Fisher House runner. In 2010, we had more than 250 volunteers along the marathon race course. Let's try to top that in 2011!
Please encourage your friends and family to register as Team Fisher House Volunteers!
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Fundraising Campaigns Open Through 2011
Many of you have been getting minimum fundraising requirement email reminders with an August 1, 2011 deadline. But, fundraising does not stop on August 1st nor when you reach your $500 minimum!
Fundraising for Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon will be open through December 31, 2011!
There will be prizes awarded to our top team fundraisers. The ranking will be determined by the total displayed on your campaign page on October 24, 2011. Keep reaching out to friends and family and you could be a winner!
Shirt Size and Mailing Address Confirmation
Team Fisher House shirts will be mailed to all registered team members during the week of September 12.
The new 4-military race shirts are made from a great wicking material by ATAC Sportswear. The women's shirts are definitely more fitted that we had originally anticipated.
If you would like to change the size you requested when you registered, please let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of you are in the military and have moved since you first registered. Please let me know if your address has changed from the one below so I can update my records.
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Can't Run the MCM? Let Us Know!
Sometimes life gets in the way of our best-laid plans. Injuries, illness, deployments, or PCS moves might prevent some of you from getting to DC for race weekend.
If you are unable to participate in the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon on October 30 with Team Fisher House, please let me know by August 1, 2011.
If I am able to give your race slot to someone on our waiting list, I will be able to refund your registration fee.
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Update Archives - Read prior Team, Training, Fundraising, and Foundation Updates for Team Fisher House at the 2011 MCM
Newman's Own and Fisher House Foundation would like to invite you to the pasta dinner for Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon.
This dinner is a great opportunity for you to:
- Meet your fellow teammates
- Enjoy a wonderful meal
- Listen to an inspirational speaker, Dale Beatty
- Receive your fundraising incentive prize (if applicable)
- Hear our words of thanks for the time and effort you put into your Fisher House fundraising campaign
This dinner invitation has been extended to all runners and sponsors of Team Fisher House at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon. However, there is only enough seating for the first 300 registrants.
There is a nominal fee for each reservation:
- Runner - $10
- Adult Guest - $10
- Child Guest (10-17) - $5
- Child Guest (Under 10) - $0
Please RSVP below to reserve seats for you and your guests.
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Team Fisher House has set up a hotel room block at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA from Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31, 2011. The hotel is in an ideal location - within walking distance from both the start and finish lines!
The block consists of 30 rooms for 10/28, 110 rooms for 10/29, and 30 rooms for 10/30. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The rooms allow for up to 4 guests for $189 per night. The final cut-off date for making a reservation through the Team Fisher House room block is 10/7/11.
Reservations can be made online here. If you would like to make your reservations by phone, please call 800-266-9432 and use the group name "Fisher House Marine Corps Marathon."
Thank you for supporting Fisher House Foundation through the Team Fisher House Program. You truly are a Champion for Military Families!
Program Director, Team Fisher House
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