Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Calling all members of Mac's Pac

Okay ladies, this is Mac's last year of coaching! When Mac retires he will have been Schaumburg's Cross Country and Distance Track coach for 30+ years...wow.

Let's put our heads together and see what we can do to make this year extra special for Mac. I have a few ideas but with all the runners that have gone through the program I'm sure there will be some better ideas out there.

But first we need to start searching for as many people as we can. Direct everyone to this blog and/or have them email me at MacsRunners@yahoo.com. I was only at Schaumburg for 4 years like the rest of you so there are definitely people out there I have no idea about. I need names (if married a maiden name also), contact info (email is best), and year you graduated. As of 9/25/2010 I have 40 contacts and we really need to ramp that up!
2010 Cross Country Schedule:
I want to encourage everyone to attend meets if you have time. Especially invitationals. Get a group of old teammates together and drop in and say hi to Mac and cheer on the girls. We have a really great team this year. Here are the meets that are left:
9/18 Peoria Notre Dame Invitational - Detweiller Park (same place state meet is held)
9/22 SHS vs Hoffman Estates - at home (Hoover Elementary School). Mac's nephew is now the coach there.
9/25 Bartlett Invitational
9/30 SHS vs Barrington/Fremd - at home
10/9 Sterling Invite
10/16 MSL Conference @ Busse Woods - FS Girls 9:30am, Varsity Girls 10:30am, JV Girls 11:30am
10/23 IHSA Regionals also at Busse Woods - 10:00am
10/30 IHSA Sectionals - SHS hosts this at, you guessed it, Busse Woods - 10:30am
11/6 IHSA State Meet - Detweiller Park Peoria!

First event planned - October 30, 2010:
Volunteer and cheer for our girls at the Sectional Cross Country Meet on October 30th at Busse Woods. Schaumburg is the host school and Mac always needs workers for the course and finish line. The girls run at 10:30am and the boys at 11am. Parking is atrocious so plan to arrive early. The meet takes place at the far west side of the Busse Woods off of Higgins Road (south side of Higgins) within sight of I290/IL 53. After the meet is over lets all gather for pictures and a little video that I need for a short movie I'm planning on making for Mac. Email Janeth at MacsRunners@yahoo.com if you are coming to the race so that we can give Mac the number of volunteers that will be showing up. If you can only work part of the time that's perfectly fine, let us know, or if you choose you can just come to cheer on the girls and say hi to Mac, its all good. I should be there but I will be on crutches so I won't be doing much in the way of volunteer work. If you need more specific directions to Busse please email Janeth at macsrunners@yahoo.com
November 3, 2010 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Fall Sports Awards Night:
Current member of Mac's Pac, Karen (senior), has invited all alumni to attend the fall sports awards night at Schaumburg High School main gym. She has created a facebook page so please check it out. Search on Mac's Last Pack to find invite. If you are on my FB network I have already forwarded the invite to you. She would like us to wear past CC shirts if we still have them...if they still fit I say to myself! haha. Unfortunately awards night is the Wednesday right before they leave for State so we won't be able to celebrate the very very high place they will finish but we can do that on Saturday in Peoria at the State Meet!

Future plans:
  • Attend the State Cross Country Meet in Peoria the week after sectionals.
  • Design and make Tshirts for all interested Mac's Pac alumni.
  • April 16, 2011. Volunteer and cheer for our girls at the Saxon Invite Track Meet (now called the Mike Rebeck Invitational) and after the meet is over run a lap with Mac....something he said he really would like to do! It would be awesome if we had those tshirts on for this run.
  • Have an end of the school year Alumni Reunion/Retirement party
Photos please. Lots of them! And if you have your year book a scan of the team photo and the year it was from. Imagine if I could get every single team photo ....wow! Send to MacsRunners@yahoo.com. I'm working on a video for Mac for the end of the year party.

If you would like to be part of the contact list we are putting together please leave your name, contact info (email is best, or phone number), and year of graduation to MacsRunners@yahoo.com

Also if you have a certain expertise in something (like tshirt design) or special contacts (like a big venue we can host the end of year party at for cheap) please please let us know.

Also send us any ideas you have in the comments or to MacsRunners@yahoo.com. If it is something really involved I can call or email you back and we can get the ball rolling on whatever you have in mind and post that here as well.

Thanks everyone and please spread the word as far as you can. We have over 3o+ years to cover!