Volunteer Welcome Letter from Wayne Estes
While the world continues to deal with an historic pandemic, we are blessed to continue to host the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts.
When I say “we,” I mean all of us who welcome the world to Sebring, Florida, for this hemisphere’s most historic sports car race, America’s original endurance event.
Over the past few months, we have changed the volunteer program significantly to ensure that our guests receive the absolute best in guest services, that you, our hosts, are well equipped to welcome the tens of thousands who visit Highlands County each year for this event known all over the world.
We want our hosts to greet our guests, assist them, be knowledgeable about the event and venue, and have thorough knowledge of how to do the tasks assigned.
And we want you to come back year after year to host the annual crowds that come to Sebring.
For the first time in many years, due to the pandemic, we were unable to host volunteers for a group reception after the 2020 event, and it appears unlikely that we will be able to do so in 2021.
To try to make up for the volunteer reception, our Events Staff assembled a gift bag after November event for our volunteer hosts. For 2021, rather than us trying to figure out what you want, our team created a new points program that enables each volunteer to accrue points that he or she can redeem for Sebring branded merchandise, parking passes, or perhaps anything that you would like to suggest we add to the list of choices.
The work you do for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is critical to the guest experience, which is why we want you here each day. It means so much to the big race days if you have been at your post gaining experience on Wednesday and Thursday.
We welcome you and thank you for committing to work four days in 2021. After working four days on the event weekend, you will earn points for all hours you work. You also may earn points for referring other volunteers who work four days.
Thank you again for your service, and thank you for being a great ambassador for Sebring.
President & General Manager
Sebring International Raceway