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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.

Fuse Pilates Partners With Movember and Provides the Secret for a Better Golf Swing

Fuse Pilates Partners With Movember and Provides the Secret for a Better Golf Swing

 

In an effort to change the “Pilates is only for chicks” mentality, Fuse Pilates Playground located in DC’s Dupont Circle, is partnering with the Los Angeles-based men’s cancer organization, Movember.

 

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. 

 

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

UFC Fight At Verizon Center October 1

UFC Fight At Verizon Center October 1

 

This event comes to us from Sheila Francis: