Calling All Fans to Join the WGI Team
New Fan Ambassador Program Offers Behind-the-Scenes Access like Never Before
By: WGI Staff on 11/30/2010
Fans that have wanted to get more involved with WGI now have their chance with the new Fan Ambassador Program.
The passion and dedication of Watkins Glen International’s fans is unrivaled in motorsports and WGI is proud to announce a new way for them to show their support and love for the historic road course. The NEW Fan Ambassador Program will provide fans opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting events held at The Soul of American Road Racing that have never before been available. Fans will actually become part of the WGI team and have the chance to not only get closer to the action but spread their enthusiasm to others that visit The Glen each year.
Fan Ambassadors will get a chance to help in numerous areas and handle a wide range of duties such as escorting corporate partners and VIP guests on tours through the garage and pit areas, greet guests and provide assistance in the Crown Royal Club and other hospitality areas, help make sure pace car rides during race weekends run smoothly, assist with monitoring pre-race ceremonies on pit road and the post-race celebrations in Gatorade Victory Lane, and much, much more. Fans will be required to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours each day during any of the following event weekends - the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, June 3-5, Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese, July 16-17, and Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, August 11-14. While there is work to be done, ambassador’s will have a chance to enjoy a variety of exclusive incentives including, but not limited to, weekend admission to all WGI events, receiving track press releases thus being some of the first people notified of the happenings at The Glen, event polo’s, appreciation parties, and special event access such as cold pit passes. There is no better way to become part of the fun and excitement during every race season at Watkins Glen International.
Fans that are interested in joining the WGI team as part of the program will need fill out an application and participate in an interview process. The application can be downloaded by going to www.TheGlen.com/FanAmbassadorApplication, logging onto the official Facebook page for WGI (www.facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational), or checking out The Glen’s Twitter page (www.twitter.com/wgi). The deadline to submit an application is January 15, 2011 with the first round of interviews taking place February 7 – 16 and the second round scheduled to run February 23 – March 4. The final selection will be made on March 15 and those lucky enough to be chosen will have their first mandatory meeting on April 17 during Opening Weekend. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Watkins Glen International, Attn: Fan Ambassador Program, P.O. Box 500, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY, 14891.
Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale NOW! Fans can order their tickets or learn more about the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International by calling the ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or logging on to the official website, www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4.
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