Jan. 2, 2008
When: Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Breslin Center Auxiliary Gyms
On Tuesday, April 15, the last clinic of the season will take place. Through organized drills and seminars conducted by MSU players and coaches, MVP'S members can learn hands-on what it means to be a Spartan both on and off the court. Come out and join us for this members-only event; there is no participation fee, and parents are welcome to stay if they would like to. Participants should be ready to play basketball, so please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Please fill out ONE release form PER child. If you need additional forms, please go to msuspartans.com, click on the Women's Basketball link, and then click on MVP'S Ball Club Events. You can return the completed form(s) when you come to the clinic or send it to the Michigan State Women's Basketball office at: 1 Birch Rd. Suite 110 East Lansing, MI 48824. If you do not send it to the office, please call or e-mail the names and ages of the MVP'S attending so we can place them on teams accordingly. For additional information or questions, please call the office at 517-353-8613 or e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org for Diane, email@example.com for Jess, or firstname.lastname@example.org for Katrina).
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LOCK-IN
Lock-In Information - January 11, 2008 at 7:00pm till Midnight
What is the lock-in?
The lock-in is a time for MVP'S to get out of the house for a night fun and excitement with the Michigan State Women's Basketball team. Activities include basketball tournaments; tours of the Berkowitz Basketball Offices Complex, the Breslin Center, and the team locker-room; movies; food and drinks; ice breaker games and much more.
Where will the lock-in take place?
The lock-in will take place at the Breslin Center in the women's basketball offices and auxiliary gyms.
Who will supervise the lock-in?
The following people from the Michigan State Women's Basketball programs and other departments will supervise the lock-in. There will be a guaranteed 10:1 participant to staff ratio. A final staff roster will be available at the check-in table on the night of January 11th.
Katrina Grantham - Graduate Assistant and Associate Director of the MVP'S
Diane Carr - Team Manager and Assistant Director of the MVP'S
Jess Loding - Head Manager and Assistant Director of the MVP'S
Katie Purcell - Team Manager
Kellyn Grantham - Office Assistant
Jodi Maslowski - Office Assistant
John Masters - #54 MSU Football Team
Will there be any medical personnel on site?
Yes. LouAnne Jefferson - the women's basketball athletic trainer - will be at the event.
Where will I drop off and pick up my child?
The check-in table for the lock-in will be located outside of the women's basketball offices in the atrium. We ask all participants and members to enter through the front doors of the Berkowitz Complex located on the east side of the arena across the street from Munn Ice Arena. Parents and guardians can enter through these doors at this time to pick up their children. Each participant will be required to check-in upon arrival and check-out upon departure.
What is the cost of the lock-in?
There is no participation fee for the lock-in. All food, drinks, and activities are FREE. This event is for MVP'S Members ONLY.
How can I be sure my child is safe in Breslin?
All doors to the Breslin Center will locked starting at 5:00pm on the night of the January 11th. Participants and their parents can enter and exit the building through the front doors of the Berkowitz Complex and must pass through our check-in table which will monitor all persons entering the building.
Participants may not leave the auxiliary gyms or the basketball offices at any time without being escorted by a staff member. There will be a guaranteed 10:1 participant to staff ratio for the entirety of the event. Additionally, Breslin security personnel will be on hand.
In the event of a medical emergency, there will be a certified athletic trainer available with a training room for the entirety of the night.
How can I contact my child?
If you need to contact your child at any point during the event, please call the main office phone at 517-353-8613 and we will put you in touch with your child.
Can parents stay for this event?
YES. Parents and guardians are more than welcome to stay for as long as they would like. Chairs will be set up alongside the gyms and we encourage you to take part in the event with your child.
Can we leave before midnight?
Yes. We encourage you to stay for the entirety of the event, but if you must leave prior to midnight, then you are more than welcome to.
Can non-MVP'S members attend the lock-in?
Unfortunately, this event is only open to registered MVP'S members and their parents/guardians.
BUS TRIP TO ANN ARBOR - SUNDAY, JAN. 13
It's that time of year again when the green and white travel to Ann Arbor for the annual clash between the Spartans and the Wolverines. We will be taking Dean Trailways charter buses down to Ann Arbor in conjunction with the FastBreak Club. Space is limited for this adventure so sign up today to secure your spot. More detailed information will be mailed after sign up.
SECOND ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
For only the second time in the ball club history, we are calling upon all courageous and inspired writers to express their opinions and share their ideas. That's right, it's the essay contest once again and we are asking you to tell us how you feel.
This year's essay question is: Who is your hero and what makes them your hero?
Any and all answers are acceptable and it is completely up to you how to answer this question. Here are some suggestions to help you get started, but are not required by any means as your answer.
-What a hero is
-Some one you trust
-Some one you love
-Why this person, animal or object is your hero
-Can you have more than one hero?
-How old does your hero have to be in order to be considered a hero?
-Where does your hero live?
-What personal characteristics does your hero have?
-How do you know your hero?
-Do you see your hero often?
These are just a few suggestions but the list is unlimited. Now it's up to you to define what or who your hero is. All essays are due by February 11th 2008 and winners will be announced on February 21st, 2008. Good luck and remember there are no right or wrong answers.