We have the flight information for this year’s Golden Bear Express flights on Monday, August 19 (see below). We need your help in recruiting one lead volunteer and 5 other volunteers per airport (total of 6 volunteers) to help send off our new incoming Bears with Cal cheer and goodie bags. Here is the link to the volunteer sign-up form (please help spread the word!).
The university built the cost for flights and ground transportation into their budget this year so we didn’t have to fundraise, but we still need to cover the cost of goodie bags that will sustain these new Bears from morning till early evening when they move into their residence halls. Most may not be able to grab a formal meal at all that day. We calculated roughly $10-15 per student the first two years. Goodie bag content ideas: nuts, chips, fruit, jerky, candy, bars, signed cards, and water (which they had to drink prior to going through TSA). You are welcome to cover the cost as a chapter or as individuals, or you can apply for a grant for Q3 (deadline is Sunday, June 16).
Here are the departure times and number of seats on the 5 SoCal flights taking off on Monday, August 19:
ONT (Ontario): 2:00 p.m. (15 seats)
LGB (Long Beach): 1:40 p.m. (35 seats)
BUR (Burbank): 1:35 p.m. (35 seats)
SAN (San Diego): 1:45 p.m. (25 seats)
SNA (Orange County): 1:45 p.m. (30 seats)