Annual Party: Come to our Annual Party/Meeting on Saturday, January 24 at Stoney’s on L beginning at 6 pm. We’ll celebrate 2014, kick off 2015, elect our board, give out awards, and enjoy each other’s company. Please RSVP on Facebook or an Evite if you haven’t. There will be a cornucopia of food provided!
As 2015 dawns we are gearing up for another busy year of soccer and community. We hope you will be a big part of our 25th year! Your membership and dues help keep your club running. Your dues allow us to pay for our insurance policy that is required for us to rent fields, those field rentals, equipment, our Pride booth and operating funds to take care of the up-front costs associated with the tournaments and events that we host.
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer board and many, many other volunteers we are able to keep our dues at a very reasonable $50 for the year. In addition to allowing the club to operate, your membership gives you a discount or free soccer when it comes to things like our monthly Friday Night Lights pickup, Turkey Bowl, pre-season league team scrimmages, and our Summer of Freedom league registration.
Please renew your membership for 2015 today! As a special thank you, all 2015 members will receive a 25th anniversary FTSC scarf!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.