February 25, 2018

Raffel Wind Up 2015

With the approach of the BC Championship weekend comes the wind down of our third annual raffle ticket fundraiser. All ticket books and money must be returned no later than Thu Feb 19th in preparation for the Feb 22nd draw. The sooner the better!! Some families have not yet picked up their required ticket books, 2 books per athlete (with a 4 book family maximum and a one book per athlete grace period if you are a first time JD). PLEASE don’t make me hunt you down : )

Ticket Drop-off/Pick-up: Nadine Seivers will be available on Saturday Feb 14th for book drop-off or pick-up. You can bring your completed books to the parent meeting Feb 17th. You can also return tickets at the office in a sealed envelope with “For Deepa. Raffel” so I can reconcile money and tickets. Remember any cheques need to be made out to Telemark Nordic Club. You can also email me to make alternate pick-up/drop-off arrangements (email).

Thank you to the Filatows, Redmans, Dickiesons, and the Telemark Office for returning fully paid for and sold books. Good job!!

I still have unclaimed books. This represents thousands of dollars of potential revenue. If you think you can sell more tickets please contact me ASAP to get more tickets(email). You can return what you don’t sell if it is above and beyond the mandatory books. Take them to work. Go door to door. Call the relatives. This is easy money to support our very worthy athletes and the more we sell the more advertising for our sponsors and potential to attract sponsors next year.

Telemark Nordic Club Raffle 2015

Our 3nd annual winter raffle is under way! Each athlete is responsible to sell 2 books of 20 tickets ($5 a ticket, $100 a book), as voted in the last parent meeting. Books are to be paid for up front  with a cheque payable to Telemark Nordic Club. If this is a problem for any family please come see me (Deepa); some exceptions apply.  ALL tickets MUST be returned for the draw (i.e.,  put your name on unsold tickets and enter the draw).  Families and athletes who have not fulfilled their required $250 of fund-raising effort, take this opportunity to sell MORE books!!

Raffle ticket sales can provide great teaching moments and life learning opportunities for young athletes. I encourage athletes to get involved in ticket sales to help support their race team. Write a script of your sales pitch; practice what you will say; start with relatives and work your way up. Print off the poster below and use it to promote sales.  Come out to a team supported ticket sale opportunity (e.g., at races and demo days).  Skills learned may one day help when you are asking for something bigger, like a job, or someone’s hand in marriage  ; )

This year’s draw date is February 22, 2015 at the BC Championships race at Telemark Nordic Club. See the raffle poster for more details. raffleposter2015