Behind the Scenes: Distributing Supplies to Teams!

Posted by Maggie in on Fri 03/27/2015 3:15

If you read our newsletter, you know that coaches are picking up their "Fun Boxes" this week! The Fun Box includes supplies the coaches need to finish out the season plus some fun goodies for the girls. Beginning Monday morning, we had almost 200 boxes ready to go for coaches to pick up!

How do we prepare 200 boxes? With the help of awesome volunteers!! In the past two weeks, we have had two group volunteer opportunities to help us sort our Electric Green t-shirts, count water bottles and put together sponsor goody bags.

On one of our first warm sunny days this year, we gathered a group of 20 volunteers from local businesses, SLU students, and AmeriCorps!. Teams of volunteers worked together to count out the different components of the Fun Boxes. A few hours in beautiful weather isn't a bad way to spend an afternoon, and what makes it even better is anticipating the girls' excitement when they receive their shirts. We can't wait to see those Electric Green shirts at our 5k on May 9!

The very next week, a large group of volunteers got together to put together goody bags with items from our sponsors! Our volunteers did a great job making about 3,800 bags in just a couple of hours!

Thank you to Famous Footwear, SSM Physical Therapy, St. Louis District Dairy Council, Anthem, CBS Radio, Fox Sports Midwest and Athleta for contributing to our fun bag!

If you think this sounds fun, check out our one time volunteer opportunities page to see upcoming projects!

It takes hundreds of volunteers to make our 5k a success! We have a variety of jobs available for any sized group. Check out our 5k volunteer page for race day opportunities!