Next Friday CCVa will host the 2015 GNCC Arena Club Championship at the Prince William Ice Center, about 80 miles north of Richmond. This post details all the opportunities we have for volunteers to help us this weekend.
VOLUNTEERING AND SCHEDULE
We primarily need ICE PREP and HOSPITALITY help. On the ice, we will be scraping, mopping, pebbling and nipping (past experience is helpful but NOT necessary). On hospitality we will be serving breakfast and broomstacking snacks, selling raffle tickets and merchandise, and hanging out with our guests in the warm room. We will also be setting up prior to and cleaning up after the event. PW Ice will staff the bar and serve lunch and dinner.
Although the first game does not start until 6:30pm on Friday we will begin setting up at 3pm. There will be 5 draws on Saturday, beginning at 9am and ending at 10:30pm. Finals will be Sunday at 9:15am and awards presentations should be done by noon, and with everyone's help cleaning up we should be finished cleaning up by 1pm.
Volunteer sign-ups are available online here. Draw times are listed on the sign up sheet. Please select any of the empty highlighted boxes and add your name to volunteer. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kirsten (email@example.com).
DONATIONS - RAFFLE ITEMS and BAKED GOODS
We will need donations of baked goods, snacks, juice and bottled water for our guests to munch on and drink over the course of the weekend. If you can bring something please email Kirsten (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know what/how much you are bringing so that we can plan appropriately (no one wants her to cook!).
As a part of next weekend's festivities, we will also be raffling off some donated items as a fundraiser for our club's future. Some of you have seen these raffles at other bonspiels -- sometimes called a chinese raffle where tickets are put in designated cups for a particular prize.
We have been collecting basket items throughout the summer, and would love more! We have several baskets started that could always use more to fill them, and we always love items that stand alone.
A few ideas (but are not limited to) include:
- alcohol (wine, local beer, etc.)
- curling paraphernalia
- specialty foods
- handmade/knitted items
- games/sport items
Some donations will be bundled into theme baskets. Items we have collected so far include: wine charms, gift certificate to a brew house, golf bag cooler, specialty poster, cooking package, and assorted curling items. Just about any donation is welcome; but please donate things you would bid on and not a white-elephant or garage sale item. Please email Kirsten with any questions and/or to let her know ahead of time what you are bringing, then bring your item(s) to the rink on Friday or early Saturday and give them to Rich or Kirsten.
In keeping with the tradition of this event, there will be limited number of event T-shirts available for sale at the event for $13 each. The design is "revolutionary" and celebrates Virginia's rich history.
Brooms Up Curling Supply will have their trailer on site Friday evening and Saturday until mid afternoon - so if you need any curling equipment please stop by in the parking lot and say hi to Gary!
And even if you aren't curling you can still be part of the fun! We would love to have our members come out and share in the curling spirit - watch games, share a meal, participate in the raffle, or volunteer! See the signup sheet for more detailed schedule information!
We look forward to seeing all of you this weekend!