Canine Games 2018

Volunteer at the games…

SLAD reserved one 10×10 space (booth) on Dog Club Row, at the Canine Games for Oct 7, 2018.
A free opportunity to promote the club to several hundred people.
Get directions to Purina Event Center. — Look at PDF map of the grounds.

Sep 15 message from Jeff Pech, …the vendor/dog group area will be along the sidewalk between the visitors center and the Incredible Dog arena – very high traffic. Look for stakes in the ground with your name on it. Your space will be around 12′ wide and you can probably go back 20+ feet if you wish. Please remember, no electricity available. Bring your own canopy and chairs if needed. Set up as early as you like on Sunday October 7th – as long as you are ready to go by 10:00am. Event runs from 10am – 4pm Rain or Shine. Last year was just short of 400 dogs registered.

Plans so far:
— Joe designed promo to handout. Patti will print it.
— Joe suggested dog photo decorations for the booth. Pending.
— list of items needed for the day, see below chart.

People volunteering so far: Gina, Maryellen, Joe, Pat & Don, Diane L, Patti W. Also pitching in, some people from PetShack developers of an app called PawCity. Body count and names pending.

Pack and BRING SNACKS. There is a concession stand but it’s not highly rated.

Depending on the shift, volunteers help set up booth, hang out, smile, chat with visitors, promote SLAD, help take down the booth and pack into Maryellens car, etc.

Time Activity Shift People
08:45 am set up booth A maryellen, gina
09:30 CG registration opens A maryellen, gina
10:00 CG officially begins A  maryellen, patti
10:30 greet, chat, promote A  maryellen, gina
11:00 greet, chat, promote A  maryellen, gina
11:30 greet, chat, promote B  pending
12:00 pm greet, chat, promote B   pat & don
12:30 greet, chat, promote B  pat & don
01:00 greet, chat, promote B  pat & don
01:30 greet, chat, promote B  pat & don
02:00 greet, chat, promote C pending
02:30 C  pending
03:00 C  pending
03:30 C  pending
04:00 CG officially ends C  pending

LIST: person named is bringing the item.
— Canopy: Tie downs & Weights  (Maryellen)
— Canopy sides  (Maryellen)
— Fire extinguisher  (Maryellen & Joe)
— Folding table  (Maryellen)
— Chairs  (everyone bring your own)
— FAN: battery powered  (Gina)
— Signs: six, 11 x 17 laminated  (Gina)
— Name tags/badges  (Maryellen & Gina)
— Club buttons & aprons  (Gina)
— Hand sanitizer  (Maryellen & Gina)
— Sun screen  (everyone)
— Paper towels  (Maryellen)
— Rags  (Gina)
— Scissors, Tape, Pens, Markers  (Maryellen & Gina)
— Trash bags &/or trash can  (Maryellen & Gina)
— Extra poop bags!  (Maryellen & Gina)
— Printed promo item  (Patti / Joe)
— Promo holders  (Maryellen & Gina)
— Promo binder: info and pics  (Gina)
— Totes/tubs with lids  (Maryellen & Gina)

One thought on “Canine Games 2018

  1. AlphaDog Post author

    (Sep 16) Maryellen said: I will be there all day – but will not be at the booth the entire time. I’m going to pack a lunch and bring it with me. Concession stand food available but 🙁

    (Sep 16) Maryellen said: If activities are allowed, having something small to do for free – could attract more people to our booth. BUT it would be more work and require a person to supervise! Any and all help with booth decorations is greatly appreciated! I have zip ties which could be used to hang stuff from canopy. Also, in the past I have used large tape to secure signs to the poles of the canopy. And we can tape things to hang from the folding tables. Just keep in mind that outdoor events are usually very windy – so things not secured will blow away!

    Jeff Pech says: We expect between 400–500 dog entries with an attendance of several hundred people, including the general public who visit Purina Farms on the weekend.

    (Sep 15) Gina said: Joe if you want to tackle the decoration thing, go for it. Try using these photos.

    (Sep 05) Gina H said: Canine Games announcement on club Facebook page reached 1,108 people. If the weather is decent, it might be a huge event this year. Mid September let’s revisit and work on finalizing our plans.

    (Aug 31) Message from Jeff Pech: “I was wondering if STL All Dogs would be interested in volunteering around 15 people to help at the Canine Games. I would be willing to donate to the club about $250 for 10 people and $300 for 15 people. It would be from 10am to 4pm, and of course does not have to be the same people the whole time, just 15 bodies during that time. Let me know what you think.

    Joe said: Extra cash towards club would be nice! But 15 people doesn’t seem realistic to me

    Pat said: Would like to do it but I don’t know how we could get 10 to help since we can’t even get that many for our booth

    Maryellen said: If Jeff wants 10 people for 6 hours and you create a schedule with two hour shifts, that would require 30 people to sign up. Correct? I really doubt that would be do-able.

    Susan C said: Yeah, since it’s the whole time for 10 people that’s a big commitment. I know people want to play games with their dogs too. Maybe next year if we have a bigger group? He just hit us at transition time

    Gina H said: I flat out don’t see SLAD having enough people to fill Jeff’s request. BTW, he didn’t mention what the volunteers would be doing. I wonder if Karen’s group would be interested in his offer.

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