MAST UPDATE #3
TUESDAY, October 5, 2021
Dear MAST Athletes, Parents and Coaches:
Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Orientation to MAST and Alpine Ski Racing Webinar on Sunday. I hope it was informative. If you missed this event, look for the Orientation To MAST and Alpine Ski Racing PowerPoint Presentation, complete with narration, sometime later this week on our website. I'll alert you by email when it is posted.
One thing I forgot to mention in the webinar: WE LOVE HAVING 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS JOIN MAST. And we have a large group of them. Two years ago we had sixty 7th and 8th graders. They are now in 9th and 10th grade and they are really good skiers because we were able to focus our energy on learning the fundamentals of the sport. And I think it is safe for me to say, they are glad they joined young. So, if you are on the fence and thinking about waiting until you enter high school to join MAST, I encourage you to go for it. Join MAST.
Please Join Us for the 2nd Annual MASTers Golf Tournament
When was the last time I golfed you ask? Last year at the inaugural MASTers Golf Tournament and I had a blast, even though I am a terrible golfer. My wife and I were paired with two wonderful MAST parents (Rhonda and Dan Geere), and we laughed our way through nine holes of play in a driving windstorm. It was perfect. Very Caddyshack-Like without the rain and lightening. No skill necessary. I certainly didn’t possess any.
So, I encourage you to sign up. You will have a terrific time and you will be helping out our team financially.
Where: Hiawatha Golf Course
When: Thursday, October 14, 3PM Shotgun Start.
How: SIGN-UP HERE
We are also excited to be holding a raffle at the event for a chance to win incredible prizes. But we need YOU to help provide them – just make sure they’re incredible! Please donate any goods or services like gift cards, wine, tickets, equipment, apparel or anything someone might want! Prizes can be dropped off at Matt McConville's house (5057 Newton Ave. S.) anytime before the event or text Matt at 612-802-9560 and he will pick them up. Click the link below if you would like to donate a raffle prize.
RAFFLE DONATIONS HERE
Updated EQUIPMENT PAGES on the MAST Website
If you go to our website and click on the Equipment Header, you will discover that several of the pages have been updated.
First, the Equipment Swap Page provides information about how to post equipment that you would like to donate or sell on our website AND gives detailed information about how to participate in our MAST Equipment Swap on Saturday, Oct 16. If you have equipment to sell or donate, or you need equipment, please check out the Equipment Swap Page Here.
Second, the Equipment Swap Inventory Page lists all the equipment (skis, boots, protective gear, clothing and more) that folks have made available to MAST skiers. If you are in need of equipment and don’t want to wait for the Swap on the 16th, take a look at what we have posted on the Equipment Swap Inventory Page Here.
Third, the Equipment Swap Sales Form Page is the form you complete when you want to post something to sell or donate on our website AND/OR sell at the MAST Equipment Swap on Oct 16. After you fill out the form, send a couple of photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Cyrus and I will make sure the pictures and sale information gets posted on the Equipment Swap Inventory Page.
MAST Equipment Swap: Saturday, Oct 16 from 9am-Noon.
If you have equipment to sell or donate, please drop off your equipment between 8 and 9am. If you are looking for used equipment, please shop between 9am and Noon. We ask anyone who is selling equipment to please plan to return between Noon and 1PM to collect any unsold equipment and/or your payments. Please plan to pay with cash or check. Checks will be made out directly to the seller.
See our website for other swaps around the State. Fall Ski Swaps.
Individual Fundraising Kick Off: Sunday, October 17 at 4PM.
We will be kicking off the MAST Individual Fundraiser this year on Sunday, October 17th at 4PM with another festive Webinar. This year you can sell both coffee and salsa to friends, neighbors, family members and perfect strangers to raise money to support your very healthy pursuits with Mpls Alpine. The money you raise can help pay for supplemental training, the Giants Ridge Camp, MAST apparel, the MAST Banquet, team fees, or even your Hyland Season Pass. The coffee comes from Urban Ventures and the salsa is produced locally by MinneSalsa. Join us on the 17th for more information about how to participate. I will send out a link to the Individual Fundraiser Webinar the week of October 10th. For now, set aside 4-5PM on Oct 17.
Season Pass Purchase
If you ordered a Hyland Hills Season Pass at registration, please don’t forget to mail a check made payable to Mpls Alpine in the amount of $455 to:
Mpls Alpine Ski Team
4800 Harriet Ave S
Mpls MN 55419.
The deadline for purchasing a season pass through MAST is October 27.
Registration With MAST
As of this morning, we have 72 athletes registered with MAST, 20 of you are new to the team. Welcome All!
If you are new to MAST and this is the first MAST Update you have received, you can read all of the prior Updates I’ve sent this fall on our website. I wouldn't want you to miss out. And know that you can quickly get a lot of information on MAST by reading our 2021-22 MAST Fact Sheet HERE
Registration With MPS
Online registration for Winter Sports is ready to go. Remember, most of you have paid the MPS Activity Fee. Don't pay a second time when you register with MPS. You should be able to submit your MPS registration without paying the activity fee, so if you run into any trouble please call me.
REGISTER WITH MPS HERE.
Enjoy our cool nights and warm days. Get out and exercise athletes! Mark Conway
PS. I have worked diligently to add all email addresses that come to us through our various forms to our google-groups address book. Please check with all family members to be sure that everyone is receiving these wonderfully entertaining and informative updates. Also, sometimes we find that computers and security apps block our emails from people's inbox. It might help to add firstname.lastname@example.org as a contact in your address book. You can include my phone number as well. And let me know if someone needs to be added.