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Regatta Food Volunteer

Why is the  Food Committee important?

Food Committee provides meals for the TC Crew team regattas. Because the rowers are at the race venue all morning and into the afternoon, it is important that they have healthy and sustaining food to get them through the day.  Regattas often do not have any option to buy food.  At each regatta we feed an average of 72 girls and 56 boys, plus our many coaches.  To do this, we need 55 to 65 volunteers from prep through race day. 

How can I volunteer and support my rower and the team?

Below are the links to the SignUp Geniuses for the regattas. Sign up early (and often!)

 

Regatta #1 St. Andrew's (girls only) March 30, 2019

Walter Mess Regatta (Occoquan) April 6, 2019

Darrell Winslow Regatta  (Occoquan) April 13, 2019

St. Andrew's Regatta #2 April 20, 2019

Charlie Butt Regatta (Georgetown) April 27, 2019

Lower Boat Championships (Occoquan) May 4, 2019

note: If your child is on an upper boat, you may not want to sign up for this one.  If you don't know, ask them!

Upper Boat Championships (Occoquan) May 11, 2019

note: If your child is on a lower boat, you may not want to sign up for this one.  If you don't know, ask them!

Keep checking- the later regattas will be posted closer to the date.

The opportunities to help are many, including:

  • Weekly Food Shopping - Shop on Friday and deliver food to Prep Party.
  • Weekly Prep Party – Parents help to prep food for regatta
  • Many on-site jobs – transport, set-up, monitoring tent throughout day, clean-up
  • 2-3 hour shifts at the race course

Watching your son/daughter row is the PRIORITY – That’s why we’re all here.  Other parents are more than happy to step in and cover while you step away to watch your child row.

We cannot successfully provide meals to the team without your support.  Our ‘motto’ is ‘many hands make light work’.  All the RACING days are different, which is why we need parents from Novice to Varsity to be a part of the day!  Please look at your schedules and decide whether you can help the day before race day or be hands on during at the regatta, then head straight to the sign-up page!  You’ll be at the race anyway, so think about helping feed the rowers!  Your rower and fellow parents will be thankful for your support!

Regatta Days- Food

Crew Boosters prepares and serves meals for the rowers at out-of-town regattas. We provide a communal space to TC Williams rowers and their families as well as nutritious food so that our athletes can perform their best and enjoy themselves. The following roles require many volunteers to support this goal. Volunteering for these positions build a strong parent and rowing community.

Pre-Regatta Shopping
Coordinate with Food Team to assist with shopping at Costco, Restaurant Depot, and grocery stores to buy food for regatta the week prior to Regatta. 

Parent Food Prep Party 
Host a weekly Food Prep Party at your home to prepare food for each regatta, prepare food for regatta, wash and cut fruit/veggies, slice muffins, make salads, pack food bins & coolers, etc. 

Regatta Food Prep/Serve and Clean up.
Set-Up Food & Cook Tents; Help prepare, cook, and serve breakfast/lunch. Wash cooking utensils, pots & pans, and serving items. Pack clean items into bins for use at next Regatta. Pack food for rowers' trip home; Break down Food & Cook Tents, Load chuck wagon, trailers, and/or cars for return trip home.

Regatta Support

Regatta Food Trailer 
Pull trailer to and from travel regattas to Dee Campbell Boathouse upon return. Preparations for the departing driver includes filling water cubes, ensuring that propane tanks are filled, and securing a spot at the Regatta venue. Vehicle needs a Class 3 ball hitch. 

Regatta Photographers 
Take pictures/videos of races, boat setup, tent escapades. Coordinate pictures with Communications Coordinator after the event.  

Regatta Social Media 
Post pictures/race updates to Twitter and Instagram. 

Regatta Central Information

Table Serve as the central point contact for Regatta information and Parent Volunteers. Maintain a whiteboard with race schedule and results, check in volunteers and serve as liaison for all aspects of Regatta organization.

Regatta Site Lead

AM & PM Serve as the lead for all onsite activities, including site set-up and break down, meal scheduling, volunteer assignments, chuck wagon loading, etc. One person for morning setup and one for afternoon breakdown.

Deputy Regatta Site Lead AM & PM

Serve as a “shadow” and assistant to the Regatta Site Lead and responsible for all onsite activities, including site set-up and break down, meal scheduling, volunteer assignments, chuck wagon loading, etc. One person for morning setup and one for afternoon breakdown.

For those unsure if your child is racing, expect the coaches to notify rowers by Thursday or Friday of the week of the regatta.