MRT Video Equipment Initiative

If you joined me for our Parent Forum last Saturday you may remember me referring to a key short term initiative that I view as one of the most effective and immediate ways in which we can improve our deliverance on MRT's Mission.

Today I am happy to announce that we have launched our "Rally" designed to raise funds for video capturing and playback equipment that will directly impact the ability of our coaching staff to get key feedback to our athletes. I invite you to visit our campaign through the following link:

https://ussa.rallyme.com/rallies/5438/mrt

If for every MRT athlete we generate $53 in donations we will quickly reach our goal and get these systems on the hill and in the hands of the coaches and athletes.

If you cannot donate yourself, please consider sharing our link with your friends and family through social media or sharing this email.  A link has also been posted to our Facebook page.

 

Offering you my most sincere THANK YOU in advance, 

Brad Saxe
Program Director
Meadows Race Team

FALL PICNIC DATE ANNOUNCED

The MRT fall potluck picnic will be on Sunday, October 2nd from 11-3pm at Mt Hood Meadows on the Sun Deck.

This is a great time to:

·       Catch up with our Program Director and Head Coach Brad Saxe,

·       Meet the MRT Coaches,

·       Bring your old gear to sell to other families,

·       Sign up for your volunteer hours,

·       Enroll your kids for this season,

·       Buy your season passes as well as MRT apparel, and

·       See your friends

To Do’s:

If your last name starts with A-J, please bring a side dish (salad, veggies, chips, etc) to share.

If your last name starts with K-Z, please bring a dessert to share.

The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments and drinks.

 

Picnic and Ski Swap Schedule

11 am – 1pm                Ski Swap

Noon – 1:30pm          BBQ Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm           MRT Meeting in the Alpenstube

 

Special Thanks:

Special thanks to Mt Hood Meadows for providing the venue, Michele Wong for pulling the picnic together and Karen Sullivan for the amazing gear!

Try Something New Next Year:

Want to be more involved on race days?  Train to be a Start or Finish Race Official! If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Lewis at lewis_jennifer@yahoo.com.  

March 16th update:

Hello MRT !

Mid-March and it is still snowing :)  I have been watching the local news of late and there is a lot of press about what a great year it has been.  Very true.  But, what they haven't mentioned yet..., is that for seasons such as this, it is the snow that falls in March, April and May that determines whether it will be a record breaking year overall.  I am starting to get curious about April?  Don't pack those fat skis away just yet....

Here is our training plan for the upcoming weekend:

Friday:
* this is the last week for night skiing
We will train SLALOM on Friday. Please respond to me if you are coming as usual.
Saturday:
MM's will train Kombi on Stadium (Lane 3 - Skier's left) in the morning.  Fun Race at lunchtime etc...
Juniors will train GS/Speed. (Arena?)
Sunday:
All MRT athletes on GS skis for the day....Location TBD ( Stadium or Arena)

Saturday is the last day of the winter season for our Rippers program athletes.  Carvers and Spring Block participants will be continuing... Here is a note from Michele Wong about organizing this weeks Fun-Race activities.  It looks like we will have nice weather :)
 
Calling all MRT Families,
The Family Fun Race(March 19th) is now upon us and BBQ soon to follow.  Coaches, parents and athletes can race each other down Stadium.  Get in the spirit and dress in costume.
 
Coach Steve Lisac is bringing 2 tables and a small gas grill & a tent if necessary.
Greg Togni is also bringing a gas grill.
Amit is going to be one of our in-house Chefs!
Scott T. Schauermann is also bringing a grill & a portable table.
 
I think we have enough grills and tables.  Much appreciated!!!
 
Please RSVP on link & note what dish you are bringing to the BBQ.  
 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17TMURzl4EuhW6PlHhSlo_7zrDqSj3OiuokHvoDzlYew/edit#gid=0
 
Hope to see to you Saturday!
Michele Wong

Also,  I hope everyone has been able to catch up with Karen Sullivan concerning any questions about next years jackets and clothing orders.  We are extending the order window.  You can place an order until March 21st.

Here is the link again:
http://www.meadowsraceteam.org/mrt-team-products/

See some of you this weekend!
Sincerely,

Jim Stevens
Program Director
Meadows Race Team
503.806.1951