Common Event Questions
WHAT IS MY JOB AS A TABLE CAPTAIN?
Row to the Future Table Captains are our most cherished supporters. Table Captains keep their friends and family informed about the event and exciting program milestones. Each Table Captain is expected to fill at least one table of 10 (you plus 9 guests) at the event.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE BREAKFAST?
One ticket to the Breakfast is $50. A table seats 10, so the cost of a table is $500. However, Table Captains do not have to pay for their whole table. Most guests register online themselves and indicate that you are their Table Captain for seating.
WHAT IF I HAVE More or Fewer than 9 guests?
More Guests: Due to the capacity of the room, tables of 11 or 12 are not available. We will do our best to accommodate overflow guests with nearby seating.
Fewer Guests: No problem! Staff will fill any extra seats with individual registrants or overflow guests from another Table Captain. If you do have additional guests at your table, we appreciate your help in making them feel welcome!
HOW DO I submit my table guest list?
There are a number of ways you can submit your guest list:
If you have changes to your guest list at any point, please let us know as soon as possible, up until the event day. Email email@example.com.
WHAT IF I HAVE A GUEST WITH DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
This year will feature a buffet-style breakfast. Most dietary restrictions, including: vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut/shellfish allergies can be accommodated within the selections. Please contact Ksenia via email if you have any questions or concerns.
How do I sign up to be a table captain?
You can purchase your ticket or table on the ticketing page. Just select "I would like to be a Table Captain" under the Table Captain dropdown menu.
what do I tell people I want to invite?
Feel free to use this scripting to invite people:
Hello, I wanted to take a moment to invite you to the 12th Annual George Pocock Rowing Foundation Row to the Future Breakfast. It’s taking place Friday, March 27th, 7 to 9 AM at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Seattle. Row to the Future is the GPRF’s youth development initiative. With currently over 22,000 youth participating annually, the Pocock Foundation is partnered with dozens of boathouses and public school districts with one goal in mind: helping more youth find, start and stay rowing, regardless of circumstance.
I would love to have you at my table- Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at pocockfoundation.org/breakfast, or by calling 206-457-4686. Just indicate me as your Table Captain.
Together, we’re making Row to the Future the largest youth rowing outreach effort in the country!
Identify people who 1) Support healthy youth and 2) Appreciate the possibilities when young people are free to explore and challenge themselves. Think of... family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, workout buddies, social media connections, and any members of local boathouses, groups, and clubs.
RSVP to and share our Facebook event for the 12th Annual Row to the Future Benefit Breakfast. Our Facebook event and Save the Date postcards go live on January 3rd, 2020.
Join us for the Official Table Captain Info Session Mingle. The Breakfast Planning team will gather with Table Captains to share exciting news about the event and program progress. We will also go over any questions you have about being a Table Captain. Feel free to bring a guest who might be interested in joining in! RSVP here.
For anyone who cannot attend, consider asking them to donate by going online and designating their gift to Row to the Future.
Early Bird Deadline! Attendees who purchase tickets by February 29th will receive a ticket to a special Film Premier of "A Most Beautiful Thing" in April.
You will receive an email with a list of your guests to confirm the correct spelling of their names once your table is filled
MARCH 27 - EVENT DAY
Arrive at the Sheraton Grand Seattle by 7:00 am for coffee, breakfast and to connect with your fellow guests. Please pick up your nametag and table assignment at the registration table.
Your Table Captain envelope will be waiting for you at the table with instructions and pens. During the program, a speaker will tell you when to distribute them to your guests.
All guests will receive an email with the fundraising and attendance totals after the event.
Help us make next year’s Breakfast even better by completing our feedback survey.
Table Captain Info Session Mingle
TIME - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
DATE - Thursday, January 30th, 2020
LOCATION -College Club Seattle
Connect with fellow Table Captains, ask any unanswered questions, even bring a friend who might want to join in on being a Table Captain! Snacks & beverages provided.
Day-Of Breakfast Details
TIME - 7 AM Coffee, Breakfast buffet & Mingle | 7:45 to 9 AM Program
DATE - Friday, March 27th, 2020
LOCATION - Sheraton Grand Seattle, Metropolitan Ballroom
Please join us at the Sheraton Grand Seattle in the Metropolitan Ballroom on Friday, March 27th from 7:00am to 9:00am. Arrive at 7:00am for coffee, buffet breakfast and socialize with other guests. The event program runs from 7:45am to 9:00am. Your Table Captain envelope will be waiting for you at the table. During the program, the speaker will instruct when it is time to fill out the pledge cards. Please collect the filled out cards from your guests, put them in the sealed envelope. Envelopes will be collected on your way out.
Menu - Start out your morning with a buffet-style breakfast of assorted muffins & preserves, seasonal fruit, scrambled eggs, hickory-smoked bacon & chicken apple sausage, buttermilk pancakes with hot maple syrup, and red bliss home fries. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary restrictions.
Parking - There are several parking lots near and around the Sheraton Grand, please visit downtownSeattle.org/parking for options. The venue is also walking distance from the Westlake transit tunnel (for bus and light rail service.) There is valet parking available through the hotel at the rate of $25