Hello Dolphins Families,
In just under three weeks our team will be hosting ALPS Swimming Finals 2014.
We have been talking about this all season long and perhaps many of you are not really sure what it is all about. Perhaps you are thinking that we don’t need you because your child is not on the Swim Team? Perhaps you are thinking that we don’t need you because your child will not be qualified to swimming finals? Perhaps you are thinking we don’t need you because volunteers from our guest pools will surely take up many of the positions?
We need everyone that is in town to get involved in Swimming Finals! Why? Because our team, The Westmount Dolphins Aquatics Club, has been selected as hosts for this prestigious meet and because we want to be able to welcome the members of our league with the best possible welcome and the only way to do that is to have everyone help out!
We should also note to you that while normally everyone would be welcome to work as an official, at Finals this is not the case because each of the 22 teams is only permitted to bring a specified number of officials. Where we really need help is at our food kiosks, marshalling swimmers to the deck, greeting our guests at our parking lots among the tasks we are offering.
If you have not signed up yet to volunteer please visit this link and do so:
We need to know in advance what your preferred task will be because it will be so busy on the day that to be assigning tasks last minute will create more stress for our organizing committee volunteers.
Another way to support this important event is through sponsorship. This event is expensive for us to run and some of the funds raised at this summer’s BBQ and Concessions will be going towards the costs of this event. In order to offset those costs and maybe even manage to raise some money for the team, we have some interesting options for sponsorship that you can help us with.
Option 1: SPONSORSHIP
This option is for individual and corporate sponsors who will donate goods, services or financial support that help us run the event. For corporate sponsors we will display the company’s banner on the pool deck, offer advertising in the souvenir program and a thank you there as well. For individual sponsors we will list their level of sponsorship in the souvenir program on our thank you page. Levels of sponsorship are:
Option 2: PUBLICITY
This option is for corporate or private sponsors who buy publicity in the Souvenir Program. Corporate sponsors would buy ads for their business or offer valuable coupons. Private sponsors might offer their “good luck wishes” to the athletes in personal messages in the program (choose the size of your message and pay accordingly) or they might purchase an event: each event for each gender and age group can be sponsored by families/friends and their names appear on the top of that event page.
Full page: $400
Half page: $200
Quarter Page: $100
Business Card: $50
Sponsoring an event: $25
Option 3: RAFFLE ITEMS
Every year at ALPS Finals the host team presents a wonderful array of raffle items donated by their members. We want our ALPS Finals to have the most exciting array of items ever! We are looking for all manner of goods and services so if you or someone you know has access to any of the following (or something fabulous that we did not think of) please let us know:
Spa Gift Cards
Spa product gift baskets
Nespresso, Keurig or other type machines
gift cards to popular retailers
gift cards to popular restaurants (dinners for two, four, twelve…)
tickets to concerts, plays, shows, football or hockey games
Airline tickets or a vacation package
luxury goods (furniture, bicycles, luggage etc)
photography services etc…
Sign up to donate items here:
The more items we have and the more interesting they are, the more raffle tickets will be sold! Bear in mind that most of the people coming to this event live on the West Island so if you are planning to buy some retail gift cards to donate to the event please consider retailers that are located in the major shopping centres.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide tax receipts for this event but any companies that provide goods will be compensated with advertising commensurate with the value of the goods provided, so if your family chooses to donate goods or services and you also happen to own a company, you might consider having your company acknowledged and display your banner on site.
Thank you for your support!