Below is an email that went out to players and coaches this morning which provides updates for the upcoming Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Please read it carefully and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are now just about 4 weeks away from the fall session of Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, and I’m currently putting the finishing touches on the event format and schedule. As a reminder, the event is scheduled for September 17th & 18th at Otterbein University located at 1 South Grove St. Westerville, Ohio 43081. On that Saturday, registration will open by 7:30am and run through about 3:30pm. After the all-star games, we will have opening remarks and the showcase games are scheduled to begin around 4:00pm (tentative). For those players who will be participating in the Ohio North vs South or interstate rivalry games need to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the tip off of their game. We will be posting the selectees for the North vs South, Ohio vs Michigan (2020) and Ohio vs Kentucky (2021) games this weekend. If selected, payment and forms must be received ASAP to retain a player’s spot.
We are also happy to announce that Dick’s Sporting Goods will be sponsoring the event this year, and although the details are still being worked out, we know there will be merchandise give aways and discount coupons given out to players and parents!
I plan to have an initial draft of the rosters, team assignments and schedule posted on our website (www.buckeyeprep.blogspot.com) at least 1 week prior to the event. The only names that will appear on the rosters will be those players who have submitted the registration forms and fee. Although I have posted a tentative participant list on the website, that list is not official, so if your son/player’s name is listed there but you have not sent in the forms and/or fee, they will not have a spot in the event. For those coaches who are bringing multiple players, we need registration forms from each of them as soon as possible. In addition, I have to place the jersey order at least 2 weeks prior to the event and I cannot order a jersey if we have not received the registration fee and forms. Therefore, you must act quickly if you want to get your son/player registered. Additionally, it’s very important that you continue to visit our website on a regular basis so you can follow any updates that may be posted. There will be slight changes up until the day of the event so please follow the website for updates!
Also, I know a number of you have paid the registration fee via Pay Pal, but have not yet sent in your registration forms. If that’s the case, I need you to do so as soon as possible so we can match the forms I received with your son/player’s name and get them on my official participant list. If you have/or will pay your fee via Pay Pal, please make sure you bring the receipt with you when you register your son/player. In case you have misplaced the invitation and registration forms, I have attached another copy to this email. I have extended the payment deadline until August 29th, which should be plenty of time for you to get everything submitted.
In addition, the deadline for making reservations at the host hotels will soon expire, so if you have not made your hotel reservations yet, you need to do so ASAP, as the room block will close and you will have to pay the standard rate.
Finally, I’m still in need of a few more coaches for this session. In addition to the satisfaction of working with young people, coaches receive free admission to the event ($20 value), a t-shirt and access to the Roosters media/coaches lounge where they can relax and enjoy complimentary food and drink the entire 2 days. The media/coaches lounge will be sponsored by Roosters Restaurant. Also, as a reminder, any player who has participated in past events, have been featured on our website or is ranked nationally on statewide is invited to all Buckeye Prep Events. If you know of any player(s) who meets these criteria, please have them contact me at email@example.com or 614-203-2929 for an invitation.
If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please feel free to email or call me at the number listed above.
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