Today I sent the organizer this email message:
From: Hughes, Chris
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 7:11 AM
To: Marketing Organizer of the Event
Subject: FW: Winterfest ski-off details
Hi MarketingGuy -
My contacts on 'the team' have alerted me to the upcoming ski-off details. It appears that the invite only went to the N.Cal employees. Was that as a matter of convenience or policy? If I were interested in participating this year would I be able to receive an invitation?
Chris in Sunny Dallas.
And this is the response I received:
From: Marketing Organizer of the Event
Sent: Thu 12/29/2005 5:03 PM
To: Hughes, Chris
Subject: RE: Winterfest ski-off details
The NoCal-only invitation was both policy and convenience. We only have funds for one team this year, so it was considered more appropriate to keep the invitation to those employees in the area covered by this Special Olympics chapter. We had 16 people express interest in the 8 team places, so at the moment it looks like we'll be able to fill the team from the local pool of employees.
I hope you don't feel too put out by this decision. If we have a rash of drop-outs, I will make you first on my list to call.
MarketingGuy in an overcast Bay Area.
Frankly I think the response sucks. Last year there were two of us from Texas - one on each team. We were targeted by the locals. It was an easy way to knock two people out of the running. But the thing is, it's a RACE. May the best man win. Right?? And isn't that what the special olympics is really all about??
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