From: "Katherine Longwell" <email@example.com>
Date: Feb 17, 2015 3:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: FW: IMPORTANT SWIMMING MEMO AND PITT ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
To: "Mark Rauterkus" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles Bellisario <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 12:05 PM
Subject: FW: IMPORTANT SWIMMING MEMO AND PITT ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
To: Katherine Longwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BOTH THIS MEMO AND THE SWIM ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS ARE ALSO ATTACHED. PLEASE SHARE IMMEDIATELY WITH YOU COACHES, ATHLETES AND PARENTS.
I am requesting your assistance in accurately communicating the instructions for purchasing tickets for this weekend's WPIAL Swimming Championships at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21, 2015. As indicated on the attached previously sent entry instructions, the University of Pittsburgh will be using the Fitzgerald Field House for University events making the Field House unavailable. In an attempt to accurately inform those interested in attending, we have delineated entry instructions established by the University in an attempt to avoid confusion and needless waiting in cold weather.
Currently there is some confusion that I would like to address. The attached memorandum is designed to inform everyone so that no one arrives too early and needlessly stands outside in the cold. The University will open the doors to Trees Hall at 6:00 AM so that those interested in purchasing tickets may wait in line INSIDE until the ticket window opens at 7:30 am. This is an identical process to years past. The confusion is that in previously years, even though the same identical process was in place, those arriving prior to 6:00 am were able to gain entry into the Field House EVEN THOUGH ENTRY WAS NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE UNIVERSITY. The University staff, arrived as planned at 6:00 am and, had to adjust to lines of individuals waiting inside. This was not a University approved or planned process.
The attached memorandum is again designed to provide notification that, as in years past, the building (Trees Hall this year) will not be opened until 6:00 am. At 6:00 am the staff will open the building so that those who arrive at 6:00 will be admitted so that they may wait in line to purchase the ticket and remain inside until the pool doors are opened. We are very fortunate and grateful to the University of Pittsburgh for proving our athletes an opportunity to compete in an outstanding venue. In years past, everyone has been admitted; and I fully anticipate the same to occur this year.
We are simply asking for cooperation in adjusting to the purchasing of tickets in a new building. Think you for your efforts to assist. PLEASE COMMUNICATE THIS TO YOUR STUDENT ATHLETES & PARENTS.
615 Iron City Dr., Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15205