It is time to start planning for the 2016 Regions Tournament. This season it is being hosted by Sitka on April 16, 2016. Unfortunately with the current ferry schedule, using the ferry will not be an option 🙁 As a result we will have to fly both directions. We need to start booking the airfares so we are asking you to please RSVP as to whether your jumper will be competing in Regions or not. It is our hope that all jumpers will travel to Sitka and compete as it is a great experience for the kids.
Our tentative plans are to leave JNU Friday, April 15th in the am (this will mean missing school that day). We are hoping to return Saturday night. It will make a long day on Saturday but it will mean one less night sleeping on a church floor!
We are currently working with Sitka to secure free or very cheap lodgings, which will most likely mean sleeping on a church floor as in previous years. We are hoping they will also find a bus to transport us.
With that in mind, we are estimating airfares to cost approximately $225 per person. We received some grant money to help offset the travel costs and the team can contribute $150 pp towards travel expenses. If we are able to secure free lodging and transportation, this means that the cost for families would be about $75 per jumper plus food costs.
Please reply to this email with a yes or no for your jumper(s). After we have an idea of the number of jumpers traveling we will start the reservation process. Once we are in that stage we will ask you for a deposit for your jumper’s ticket. Also feel free to email me with any questions!
Parent Challenge – Sitka and Far North have challenged our parents to participate in Regions. So far the only parent who has expressed a willingness to compete is Luke Dihle. Let’s gather some competitive spirit and recruit a few more JJ parents to participate! You can enter as many or few events as you like. It would be nice to see a couple of double dutch routines 🙂