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Beacon House Falcons Football Team Places Second in Pop Warner Super Bowl

Beacon House Falcons Football Team Places Second in Pop Warner Super Bowl

 

From Beacon House:

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, our 10-11 year old football team, the Jr. Pee Wees, beat a team from Philadelphia 37-7 to win the Pop Warner Eastern Regional Championship. That qualified them for a trip to Orlando, Florida to compete in the Pop Warner Super Bowl National Championship. The Jr. Pee Wees proceeded to win two games to reach the Super Bowl on Saturday morning, December 10th.

 

Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.

Beacon House Falcons Football Team To Play For National Championship

Beacon House Falcons Football Team To Play For National Championship

 

This news comes to us from Beacon House:

The Beacon House Falcons 10-11 year old football team won the Pop Warner Eastern Regional Championship game on Saturday, November 26th, 2011 in Rumson, New Jersey. The Falcons beat the Northwest Raiders from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by a score of 37-7. The victory entitles the Falcons to play for the Pop Warner Super Bowl National Championship at Disney World in Orlando, Florida during the first week of December.

 

RFK All-Stadium Team Announced in Honor of 50th Anniversary

RFK All-Stadium Team Announced in Honor of 50th Anniversary

 

From Teri Washington:

Columbia Heights Cup Soccer Fundraiser Coming To Neighborhood December 10

Columbia Heights Cup Soccer Fundraiser Coming To Neighborhood December 10

This December, the Columbia Heights neighborhood will be the place for DC's largest winter soccer tournament. 

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Columbia Heights Cup benefiting DC SCORES -- which runs after-school soccer, poetry and service-learning programs for over 800 low-income youth in the District -- will take over the soccer-popular neighborhood. 

The all-day, co-ed, 7v7 recreational tournament organized by District Sports will be played at four sites all within a mile or two of each other:

DPR Closes Grass Fields Due to Recent Rain

 

This notice comes to us from John Stokes:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Wednesday, November 16, 2011 for the safety of DPR customers. Poor field conditions can pose a hazard to participants and damage the playing surface, thereby making the field unusable over time. 

All artificial turf fields will remain open and playable at the discretion of the game officials. 

For more information call the DPR Weather Hotline, (202) 671-0331, follow us on Twitter, @DCDPR, or visit the DPR athletic fields information page.

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

Mayor Gray Turns Spotlight On DCPS Student Athletes

 

From Doxie McCoy:

In his ongoing effort to elevate high school sports in the District of Columbia, Mayor Gray today will announce updates to this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day tradition. The 42nd Annual Safeway Turkey Bowl will pit the Dunbar Senior High School Crimson Tide against the Coolidge Senior High School Colts for the Turkey Bowl Championship.  The game will be played on Thursday, November 24, 11:00 am at Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE.