November 23rd, 2014
Big thanks to everyone who came out to play in Turkey Bowl and/or who came to our annual Thanksgiving potluck.
Special thanks to Jim Ensor for organizing and running our FTSC Academy session, Colleen Lally for handling player checkin, Craig Williams for organizing the squads and writing the schedule, Adrienne Morris for sending out the eVites and keeping everyone in line, the referees – Mike Crews, Ben Keller, Peter Kester, JC Cummings and Glenn Auve – for volunteering their time, and David Vos and Scott Reiter for once again opening their home to us and hosting the dinner.
It was a blast as always!
November 18th, 2014
As we do a couple of times a year, we will once again be delivering meals for our friends at Food and Friends.
Big thanks to Jonathan for spearheading this effort. Please contact him if you can help out.
Please join FTSC in a community volunteer event with Food & Friends. Food & Friends serves individuals living in the Greater DC area living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, or other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. The event will be on Saturday, December 6th starting at 9am. We will be delivering meals to individuals living in the District of Columbia, so please let me know if you are able to bring a car and drive, or if you would just like to ride along. FTSC members will receive an evite invitation. If you are not a member and would like to receive an invitation, please email Jonathan Manning at MusicEcon@gmail.com.
November 13th, 2014
If you shop online at Amazon.com you may be aware of a program they run called Amazon Smile. The program donates a portion of you purchase to your selected 501(c)(3) charity. The good news is that FTSC is participating in this program. So if you are doing any holiday shopping or general shopping at Amazon, please connect with them using this link. Then every time you go back to shop, log in using smile.amazon.com. At the top of the page it should say “Supporting: Washington Federal Triangles Soccer Club”. Every time you buy anything 0.5% of your purchase price comes back to the club! It couldn’t be any easier.
October 30th, 2014
Sunday pickup is moving to the 10AM to noon time slot starting this week. You also get to “fall back” this week as the clocks change. So you get an extra 2 hours of sleep!
Location remains West Potomac Park near the MLK Memorial.
October 22nd, 2014
Congratulations to FTSC Hall of Famer Jim Ensor on being one of the recipients of this year’s Team DC Trailblazer awards at their Night of Champions annual awards dinner. Tickets are $100 and proceeds benefit the Team DC Scholarship Fund. Jim is being recognized or his 20+ years of service to the club in a variety of leadership roles including helping to spearhead the Gay World Cup in DC in 2009. Jim has also been the driving force behind the annual United Night OUT since its inception.
October 1st, 2014
Big thanks to everyone who came out for this year’s United Night OUT! We had over 500 participants which is a new record. Huge thanks also to TeamDC for their support and help as well as our good friends at D.C. United for their help in making the event run so smoothly. Thanks to the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington for singing the national anthem and the DC Different Drummers pep band for performing throughout the match. And most importantly, thanks to Jim Ensor for his continuing leadership and hard work as the driving force behind the event!
And thanks to Kevin Majoros for taking photos.
September 11th, 2014
We had our Summer of Freedom presented by Nellie’s Sports Bar closing party on Tuesday, September 9 at our presenting sponsor, Nellie’s.
Congratulations to Annie’s who won the league with a 9-1-1 record. And congratulations also to Mad Momos who collected the Napolitano Cup for winning the Miss Congeniality award.
Thanks to everyone who played this summer. And thanks as well to all of our volunteers, field marshals, referees and team leaders for all of their work.
Cummings Cup winners – Annie’s
Napolitano Cup winners – Mad Momos
August 24th, 2014
Our friends from the Boston Strikers are once again hosting their annual Columbus Day weekend tournament at Provincetown. Registration is done as an individual just like our Rehoboth Beach event or the Philadelphia Liberty Bell tournament. In fact, Boston pioneered this format. Registration cost is $85 before September 15 and $100 thereafter. We’ve had folks go up there before and they always report having a great time. Some people have already expressed an interest in going on our Facebook group.
August 14th, 2014
If you are interested in playing on one of our league teams this Fall season please join us at the preseason scrimmages. Both will take place on Sunday, August 24. The women will meet at Virginia Highlands in Pentagon City (Arlington) from 10AM to noon. The men will meet at Washington-Lee High School stadium in Ballston (Arlington) from noon to 2PM. Please arrive promptly so we can maximize our time. Bring a white shirt and a dark shirt. Both fields are close to Metro or parking is available nearby as well.