With only a few more days left until our event, we are finalizing everything to make sure our event goes as planned. With the inconvenience of Hurricane Sandy a few weeks ago, we had to reschedule the event to December 8th 2012. Now that the weather is changing and it will be a lot colder, we have moved the event inside and the turn out looks like it is going to be in our favor. We have everything we need for the event so this Saturday should be a great day. Even though we will be presenting on Thursday and our event has not happened yet, we will present about our preparation for our event and the blog we have put together. It would have been great to show the class some pictures and videos from the event but will be able to show Prof. Learner next week!
Today we as a group went around and posted our flyers for the event that will definitely be taking place on November 18th. The flyers came out awesome and all of the places were eager to put them up and help suppport. We also have been in contact with teams and getting the information out to coaches so they are fully aware of the event. We have already organized what specific equipment and other things that will be needed for that day. Each one of us in the group is responsible for different tasks that must be met before the 18th and so far everything has been on track! Next on the list is getting the insurance forms sent out and start to figure out numbers and how many people will be participating in the tournament.
Now that we are into October, we really need to start getting everything going so our event can be successful. As a group, we decided that we are not going to do a walk around campus anymore due to conflicts and other walks taking place around the same time. We now will be making a blog for the FOJ foundation as well as the tournament event. The blog will consist of several different posts from players on different teams who have adopted a child. The blog will be informing and show what the foundation is all about and the benefits of it. We are excited to get the blog going and share it with the FOJ foundation to use this blog on their main website. We have contacted the FOJ foundation and are very supportive of our idea and have given use permission to use their logos. Also this week, we will be meeting with Darren who is in charge of the field bookings to figure out which day we are going to host our event.
This week our capping group has pretty much finalized all of our main ideas and what we will be doing from here on out. We decided as a group that we are going to do two events: A Friends of Jaclyn Walk around the Marist campus and we will be hosting a youth soccer tournament to raise money for the foundation as well. With these two events, there is a lot of work we will need to do in order to make both events successful. This week our job is to reach out to all of the people we need to. I will be contacting the coaches of Marist athletics to see if they can get their players involved. It is important for us to get as many people in the Marist community involved. Also, we need to coordinate with the head of athletics to make sure we can plan the tournament here at Marist.
Our Women’s soccer team here at Marist has just adopted a child from the Friends of Jaclyn foundation. For those who are unaware of the foundation, this program was built to support and raise money for pediatric brain tumors. Sport teams around the country have been “adopting” children into their team and making them apart of their family.
We were just introduced to our new member of our Marist family and her name is Jamie. For our capping project we have decided to host an event to help raise money for Jamie and the Friends of Jaclyn foundation.
A walk around campus to bring our Marist community together and to raise money is one idea and to have a breakfast afterwards. Here we will get students engaged and educate them on the foundation.
Another idea is to host a mini soccer tournament to help raise money and bring the Hudson Valley area together. There would be prizes for the children and rewards for the winners. THis would help raise money for Jamie and bring the surrounding community together.