|Why Does the Band Need This Fundraiser|
|The school system and your band fees only cover a portion of the band's expenses. PBPA facilitates fundraisers throughout the year in order to supplement student activity fees and keep these fees lower for all participants. The Georgia Dome fundraiser is the band's largest, and it's the fastest way to make your $200 fundraising commitment and get your check back - just work 2 shifts! And if you're looking for a way to raise funds in your student's account, then this fundraiser is for you! Last season, we earned over $23,000 for the band and our students, and we have the potential to earn over $30,000 this season!|
|What Types of Jobs Are Available?|
|During the 2009-2010 season, we will be filling the roles of Suite Attendant, Suite Runner, and Dessert Cart staff. Suite attendants are responsible for preparing three to four executive suites, tending to the needs of the clients in the suites, and taking food from the suites to the pantry at the end of the event. Attendants are required to work at least five Falcons games. Runners assist attendants by bringing food & drink orders from the pantry to the suite. Dessert cart staff man a cart that serves desserts to clients in the executive suites. We are committed to staff eight of each position per event. We will all work the same length of time and will be working in the same physical area.|
|Is Training Required?|
|Job training is set for Sunday, August 9th, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at the Dome, and Suite Attendant training is mandatory, so at this point, only those who attended the training can sign up to be a Suite Attendant. Volunteers who would rather work as Suite Runners or Dessert Cart staff are encouraged to attend training also. If you're new to the Dome, training will help you feel more comfortable. We will meet in the Pope parking lot at 8 a.m. to carpool to this training, and lunch will be provided. Alcohol Compliance Training is required for all volunteers who work at the Georgia Dome. Before you can work a shift, it is mandatory that this training be completed. More information will be coming via e-mail.|
|How Does the Band Earn Money?|
|Levy Restaurants, the Georgia Dome's restaurant management, makes a donation to PBPA. Our group receives a donation in the amount of our tips for the event or $100 per volunteer, whichever is greater. The total donation amount for an event is pooled and split equally among volunteers who worked that event.|
For the first two regular shifts worked by a family, 100% of the donation is deposited into the band's general fund. For any additional regular shifts worked by a family, 30% of the donation is deposited into the general fund and 70% is deposited into the band student's student account. Since Suite Attendant training is mandatory and a larger commitment is required from Suite Attendants, 100% of funds earned for your fifth Falcon's game will be deposited in your student's account.
Special events are noted by a * in the list of events below. If you work a special event shift and
- you have worked no shifts prior to or during the event, this shift counts as your two worked so you can earn student account money quicker. Don't be confused though - your earnings do not double.
- you have worked one shift prior to or during the event, your earnings are split 50/50 between the student account and the general fund.
- you have worked two shifts prior to or during the event, 100% of your earnings are deposited in your student account.
|Can My Student Work?|
|Students and other family members who are at least seventeen years old may also volunteer; however, students under eighteen cannot handle money or alcohol and must work with his/her parent. The Suite Runner job is recommended for students.|
|How Long is a Shift?|
|Typically, a shift lasts about 10 to 12 hours (door to door) depending on the event, TV delays, overtime, etc.|
|How Do I Get There?|
|PBPA volunteers meet in the Pope High School parking lot. Since a limited number of passes are available for parking at the Dome and because we need to check-in together (logistics are a mess there), volunteers must car pool from the Pope parking lot to the Dome. Please understand that trying to meet the group at the Dome can be a logistics nightmare for both you and the group.|
|What Will I Eat?|
|Because we work out of the suite level pantries, food is generally available for workers in the pantry. Dessert cart staff may receive a meal voucher to use at the Dome (that detail hasn't been worked out yet). Outside food and drink is not allowed in the Dome.|
|What Should I Wear?|
|Black pants (not jeans, not capris); solid black, non-skid, rubber-soled, closed-toe shoes; black socks; and a plain, white t-shirt or undershirt are REQUIRED. Earrings larger than a nickel, earrings for men, and nail jewelry are not allowed. White dress shirts, aprons, etc. are provided.|
|What Do I Bring Along?|
|Dress appropriately and bring the following:
- Photo ID with Birthdate,
- Calculator (for dessert cart),
- Clipboard (for dessert cart).
|We do not recommend bringing a purse or large bag. A fanny pack is just the right size. You will not have anywhere to store a purse or bag.|