Dear Athletes, Parents, and Coaches:
The MAST Board of Directors and Coaches are working behind the scenes to prepare for the upcoming Alpine season. I want to give you a quick update.
Hoigaards INDIVIDUAL Fundraiser
The LINK to sign up to work the Hoigaards Tent Sale Individual Fundraiser just arrived and I just sent it to you via a separate email two minutes ago. Here is that link again: Hoigaards Tent Sale Volunteer Sign UP. If you are thinking about signing up, make a decision sooner than later. These slots fill.
MAST Information Meeting: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 7-8:30PM at Fuller Park Rec Center
The MAST Information Meeting scheduled for October 8th is for new parents and athletes to learn more about our sport and our team: fees and expenses, practices and camps, races, equipment, philosophy and policies, etc. Please set aside the evening of Oct 8th and spread the word to anyone who is interested. At least one parent from each family should plan to attend. If you have a conflict that evening, please CALL Mark Conway to get brought up to speed.
MAST TEAM Fundraiser: State Fair Barn Cleaning Fundraiser on Labor Day
Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to work the State Fair Fundraiser. Attached is a roster of everyone who is signed up. We still need and want volunteers so please sign up n the next week. As soon as the Fair releases the admission tickets, I will let you know. You will be able to pick them up from my house. Here is the announcement again: Once again, we are returning to the State Fair on Monday, September 2, 2019 to clean the Goat Barn. All athletes, parents, alums, coaches, and friends of MAST are encouraged to assist. Last year we had over 100 volunteers who gained free admission to the Fair and then spent 2.5 – 3 hours cleaning out the barn. It was a little stinky but still a great team building and fundraising opportunity. Click HERE for more information and to SIGN UP.
Don’t forget to check our website regularly: www.mplsalpineski.org
Save the Dates
Sunday, September 22: MAST Picnic at Beards’ Plaisance
Saturday, September 28: MAST Equipment Swap, 9AM-Noon at 4800 Harriet Ave.
Sell, donate, and/or purchase used equipment and apparel. Knowledgeable coaches, parents and athletes will be on hand to help fit and match you with the most appropriate equipment.
Other Equipment Swaps
Buck Hill Ski Swap: September 27-29
Afton Alps Ski Swap: Oct 4-6
Team Gilboa (Hyland Hills): October 25-26
Monday, November 11, 2019: High School Alpine Season Opens
Monday, December 30, 6AM-Thursday, January 2, 2020, 10PM: Giants Ridge Camp
Ski Tuning Workshop: Saturday, September 28, Time: TBD
We are adding one more activity to the MAST Equipment Swap on September 28: A ski tuning clinic for parents and athletes. If you do not know how to tune your skis (sharpen the edges, wax the bases), or if you need a refresher, this is your opportunity to learn. Look for more details in the next Update. So, even if you are all set with equipment, you might want to keep the morning of September 28th open to learn how to tune skis.
Sorry, not as brief as I thought it would be.
Head Coach, MAST