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Redskins Make Wins Off the Field with the Salute To Our Hero's Luncheon

Redskins Make Wins Off the Field with the Salute To Our Hero's Luncheon

Tyson's Corner, VA.  The Redskins have suffered four straight losses this season but you would not have been able to tell by the positivity and excitement in the room on Tuesday afternoon at the "Salute To Our Hero's Luncheon" benefitting the Fisher House at the Westin Hotel in Tyson's Corner.  The luncheon included a silent auction and appearnces by present and former Redskins players along with host Rick "Doc" Walker, former Redskin and ESPN 980 analyst all honoring US Armed Forces Soldiers from the Pentagon and Walter Reed Hospital.

Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

Over 1,000 community members attend DC SCORES Fall Frenzy

 

The athletic fields of Kelly Miller Middle School were flooded with people of all ages Saturday, Oct. 22, as DC SCORES hosted the 14th annual Fall Frenzy.

Over 1,000 students, parents, community members and volunteers attended the event, which celebrates the fall season of DC SCORES, the largest after-school program in the District.

The program’s 800-plus “poet-athletes” representing 27 elementary and middle schools in the District engaged in intra-city soccer games and enjoyed a variety of activity booths, including: facepainting, relay races, Haiku writing and a Starbucks arts & crafts table (minus the hot chocolate).

Past program participants came out in large numbers to referee the games, serve lunch and help out in any way possible, and hundreds of parents were on hand to cheer on their children.

Grass Fields Remain Closed Due to Recent Rain

 

From DPR:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Friday, October 14, 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. 

 

Capitol Hill Middle School Gets HUGE Gift

Capitol Hill Middle School Gets HUGE Gift

From here on out, the students at Stuart-Hobson Middle School at 410 E Street NE, D.C. will get to play like never before.  Today the Capitol Hill area school unveils its brand new 13,200 square foot turf field, a donated gift from the Synthetic Turf Council.

“We are committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf,” noted Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council, a non-profit trade association based in Atlanta.  “Representing the first collaboration of this magnitude in the synthetic turf industry, our members enthusiastically came together to build a field that increases opportunities for Stuart-Hobson students to be active and play outside.”

Grass Fields Closed Due to Recent Rain

 

This notice comes to us from DPR:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Saturday, October 1, 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

This Year's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC offers More Tours, More Times, More Ways to See DC

This story comes to us from Jessica Marlatt: