By Glenn Jones

KMUW Voluneteer Story

Abigail Beckman’s volunteer story involving the Air Capital Flyers coaches will air December 20th on KMUW, 89.1. It will air several times throughout the day:  5:44 a.m., 7:44 a.m., 9:44 a.m. and again at 4:50 p.m. KMUW will also have a web post published that will have the audio and a text version of the story at .    

Group Me App:

Group Me App:

This afternoon, my goal was simply to establish a couple Group Me Distribution list that might be needed over the next few days.  I’d I realize that establishing the list would automatically send out a notification and start a string of text.  I would have issued the following statement from as part of the notification.

Group Me App is a new communication tool that I’m trying to utilize to notify athletes, parents, coaches and staff that practice has been canceled. This Softball Group Me text is not a chat room for athletes.  This tool is intended for a one-way communication from the team.  Those of you that continue to text via the Group Me distribution text, will be removed and will not receive any type of courtesy text from the team.  Or if you elect on your own to remove yourself from the group, you will be required to check the web site, or Facebook or check your emails assuming you are part of the automatic post distribution list. (You signed up for the Newsletter via the web site)

This softball season has been more than a communication challenge.  A Weather Update Slider has been added to the web site to assist with this matter.  Those of you that signed up for the Newsletter on the web site received a Cancellation Notice email.  I’ve even sent individual or group text via my IPhone, yet way too many athletes are still appearing at Oaklawn for practice or appeared at that Saturday’s league play when notifications were issued.  I believe the amount of text issued in a short period of time through my phone carrier overload their system and get hung up and are not delivered, or delivered late.  Therefore, if you do not take the time to check the web site or Facebook, chances are you are not received the cancellation notification.

The team is doing everything we can to be efficient and effective in our communication.  We try very hard to respect your time and energy.  Please be respectful of all the individuals that are part of your Group Me Distribution list by not replying to any of the message issued via Group Me.  If you have a question sent it directly to me via the normal channels of communication you utilized in the past.

Dillon’s Community Rewards

Dillon’s Community Rewards –

The Air Capital Flyers Special Olympics team has been approved for the Dillon’s Community Rewards program. Fund-raising for the Air Capital Flyers could not be easier, Sign up to reward your points to the team by going on line at and then simply swipe your Plus Shopper’s Card while shopping at your local Dillon’s.
How The Flyers Organization Earns:
• Simply encourage your members to register their Shopper Card online at, using your organization name and/or NPO number. (37839)
• Purchase accumulations begin on February 1, 2015. After this date, individual purchases will begin counting towards your organization within 7-10 business days of registering the individual Shopper Card on-line.
• Every time a member shops for groceries and swipes their card, your organization automatically starts earning a rebate.

What Your Organization Earns
Dillons will pay up to $500,000 per cycle to participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Dillons Community Rewards organizations.

Step by step instructions for those that might need them…

Go to

Click on Community, then Community Rewards

Sign In or create your account if you have not.

Click Enroll Now

Under the Enter Your Organization number or or at least 3 letter of your organization name, enter 37839

Click the circle next to: Air Capital Flyers – Special Olympics Ks 37839

Click Enroll

The screen will pop up to your Account information, scroll down to the Community Rewards sections. The Air Capital Flyers – Special Olympics KS label should appear.

Thank you everyone that suggested we contact the Dillon’s Community Rewards, and all of you who sign up at with the Air Capital Flyers.