St. Jude Performance Team

St. Jude Performance Team Member Responsibilities

Thank you so much for your consideration to join our very special team. It is wonderful that you and your child have a giving spirit want to help a wonderful cause. Being a member of the St. Jude Performance Team has proven to be an invaluable experience for the kids. They not only learn about what it is to be a part of a team but they learn about the spirit of giving to those less fortunate. Many of our senior high school team members write their college essay about there experience on the team and traveling to St Jude because it means so much to them.

Our team motto is:

Because we are strong in mind and body, it is our obligation to give back to the sick and the weak.

The purpose of Fitness For A Cure is to raise money for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the performance team represents the children of the hospital. We are serious about our purpose and we expect committee and performance team members to be serious as well. We are a team and rely on everyone’s contribution. Therefore, being a member of the St. Jude Performance Team requires a commitment from both the members and parents. Team members are expected to attend practices regularly and behave accordingly. Parents are expected to become an active member of the Fitness For A Cure committee and attend monthly meetings.
This is a volunteer commitment for all of us.

We are committed to raising money and awareness for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Our entire focus is on the children of the hospital. We work hard and enjoy our time together. Sherri and others will teach the kids about the hospital and share stories with them. Occasionally the members will be asked to write short letters to the children in the hospital. Our team is very well known throughout the hospital so our letters mean a lot to them.

See the St. Jude Performance Team’s trip to Memphis: Late June , 2011

We perform in front of large audiences of up to 600 people or more. We perform for the benefit of the children of the hospital. They will be expected to practice and perform enthusiastically and give everything that they have. It is very important that members understand this. If your child gets stage fright, has anxiety issues, or has issues with crowds, being on the performance team might not be a good fit. However, there are other ways they can contribute and we can work together to figure out the best way for your child to help.

After reviewing the following document we ask that the parent discuss the commitments with their child. Both parents and children should be very clear on what is expected of them. The responsibilities and expectations will be reviewed by Sherri at the first practice and when necessary throughout the season.

Responsibilities of Commitment

Performances

The events are listed below. Each team member must perform in both Fitness For A Cure main event March 22th 2014.

The events are:
Date Event Location City Attendance
March Rehearsal Lowell Memorial auditorium Lowell ma Required
March 22 2014 Fitness For A Cure Lowell Memorial auditorium Lowell, MA Required
Committee meetingsFirst meeting and sign up

Oct 6th Sunday

11:30am
Fitness For A Cure SLS Fitness Lowell, Ma Required

Practices

We practice on Sunday afternoons at approximately 11:30am-2:00 PM at SLS Fitness Lowell, Ma.

The Kids Team will be separated into 5 groups:
Group Grade
Group 1 High School/College
Group 2 7th & 8th Grades
Group 3 5th & 6th Grades
Group 4 3rd & 4th Grades
Group 5 1st & 2nd Grades

There will be a team coordinator at each practice. Once your child checks in, we will need them to go directly to practice room. Because there are so many more children than practice leaders, each child needs to be accompanied by an adult. We also can not allow those children who are not on the team into the practice rooms. We have limited space and additional people in the room tend to be a distraction for the kids.

We ask for a bit of flexibility. Due to holidays and the personal schedules of the leaders, some practices may change. We also won’t practice on snow days when the weather is too dangerous. There will also be some additional practices toward the end of the year where all groups will practice together with the adult team. Dress rehearsals for the events are mandatory. Everyone will be notified of the dates as soon as possible.

If a member can not attend a practice because they are not feeling well, please be sure to call Sherri to let her know. If your child is not feeling well, please do not bring them to practice. We don’t want to risk others getting sick as well.

Team Concept

We teach the concept of team work and respect because we want this to be a fun and positive experience for all team members. In order for practices and events to be fun and run smoothly, everyone involved must come with a positive attitude. Therefore, if a member acts out, is disrespectful or uses inappropriate language or behavior toward anyone, he/she will be asked to leave. This type of behavior is not conducive to a team environment and this policy is strictly enforced.

Parent Responsibilities

As stated above, if a child is a member of the performance team, parents are expected to be an active member of the committee. Being a committee member can be a very rewarding experience. You will help bring awareness to and raise money for a wonderful cause all while meeting some very fun people. Typically, the more you learn about the hospital the more you will become impressed. The more impressed you are usually you talk more to others about how wonderful the hospital is. Part of our mission is to bring awareness to others who might now know about the hospital. This not only helps raise funds but bringing awareness also informs others of where they can turn should their child ever become ill.

Parents will be expected to attend all committee meetings that are held once a month. This year there will only be five meetings. First meeting Oct 6th 2013 at SLS Fitness. Committee members will be notified of the rest of the dates as soon as they are scheduled. Parents are also expected to sell tickets to the events and are required to attend the evening show. Considering that our purpose is to raise money for the hospital, we request that all families raise a minimum of $1,000 for the event. This can be achieved either through personal contributions, kids websites, through ticket sales, auction items, or corporate sponsorships.

Financial Commitment

Because we are a team we want to look like a team. Therefore, each member will be required to have the items that make up the team uniform.
Item Cost Order / Purchase
Performance Team Jacket $85.00

St. Jude Shirts $39.99
Team Workout Pants $49.99
Show Tickets $150 per person Ordered when tickets are available.

The current performance team members are honored to be representatives for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you and your child share our passion and have a desire to contribute then we would love to have you on our team.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sherri Sarrouf at 978-771-6861 or email at sherri@slsfitness.com . Thank you.