I was impressed with the email USAWS sent out yesterday. I could not figure out how to post it without it being an unreadable screenshot.
can post a generic one with all the information and @Horton
can keep it at the top of the threads to promote Regionals and Nationals.
For those that have not seen it yet, it was really well put together. The email congratulates the recipient on qualifying and advises of the Regionals participation requirement, lists regional locations and dates, provides links for registering for Nationals and the Goode Nationals website, and invites you to plan now to attend. It also includes a podium picture and a drone photo of the Lakes at Mystic.
Maybe we can start an ongoing poll thread of who is attending, how you are getting there [motorhome, personal airplane or helicopter, Southwest???, scooter (like dumb and dumber)], who you are travelling/attending with, where you are staying and anything you plan to do on the way or while there.
One of the things that has made Nationals less fun than it was back in the day, is that you get there and nobody has planned out what to do each night ahead of time. People are tired, they spread out and do things on the fly. Nobody knows where to meet up or what is going on. We used to all get together and go cart race, eat dinner and bar hop as one example from a Regionals in the Northwest.
Nationals in Idaho were really fun with the mechanical bull, band, portable bar and night jump. Okee had night Big Dawg. Maybe these events will gain more steam and be more fun if we plan ahead and talk about where to go and what to do.
We need to do a better job of congratulating people at tournaments when they qualify for Regionals and Nationals. Now it will be easy. We can keep generic copies of this email and hand it to them when they qualify. Tell stories of fun times at past Nats and Regionals and encourage attendance.