“Fun giveaways in 2017 include several Nationals bobbleheads, such as 2016 Silver Slugger Daniel Murphy and rookie sensation Trea Turner. Other giveaway items include a snow globe featuring 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, a Starting Lineup action figure featuring Bryce Harper and the Nationals’ first-ever Magic 8 Ball giveaway on Opening Day, April 3. (more…)
“D.C. United announced Audi of America will be the naming partner of the new soccer-specific stadium in Southwest D.C., now officially named Audi Field.
“We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible brand that is not only recognized in North America, but throughout the world,” Jason Levien, United Managing General Partner, said. “Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS. We couldn’t think of a better partner to name our stadium and we look forward to forging extraordinary memories for years to come at Audi Field.” (more…)
I wanted to give the Wizards a shout out here. They have been balling lately, and last night was an absolute thriller against the Cavaliers, defending world champions. The Wiz ultimately lost in overtime, breaking their streak of 17 straight home wins, but the atmosphere was electric and basketball fans around the country are starting to take notice of them being one of the top teams in the league.
The Wizards are largely overlooked in DC compared to the other three major sports teams, but if anyone is looking to join the bandwagon, now is the time. Tickets are generally cheap as long as they aren’t playing an elite team, and it’s a great escape for a few hours from everything else going on. Go Wiz.”
Ed. Note: Via email I’m told 20% of sales from Walters (3632 Georgia Ave, NW just south of the Petworth metro) will be donated to ACLU.
Also of note, from our friends at Red Derby:
“On Sunday, Feb. 5th we’ll be showing the Big Game on all three of the Derby’s big screens (downstairs and on deck!)
$6 Basket of Wings
Happy Hour from 5 – 8pm
a Can 4 a Can: (during the first half of the game, bring a non-perishable can of food to be donated to DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing — dashdc.org), and enjoy a Narragansett Lager donated by Narragansett Brewing Co.)”
Suggestions for best bars to watch the debate next Monday?”
Ed. Note: OP has some concerns that Monday Night Football could take precedence over the debate [for the record Meridian Pint will be showing the debate with sound.] Now I like football a lot but I would not miss this debate for anything short of the Superbowl. I’m sure most bars realize this too. So, for those going out, where will you watch?
The DOD pulled funding on the golf course on the Armed Forces Retirement Home and told its veteran residents and associate members that if we can’t raise $250,000 by December 2016, the golf course will close.
A group of veteran residents and associate members have banned together to try to raise the funds. Our hope is if we can reach this $250,000 goal in December we can open the course up to more members next season.”
“Until last year (2015), Golf Course maintenance operations were funded by the AFRH Trust Fund. This is no longer possible. By law, the AFRH, as a government entity, cannot solicit donation… But WE can!
Therefore, we Residents and associated members, through our AFRH-W Golf Club, are seeking donations to continue golf operations throughout the 2017 season while a permanent solution is in the process of being formulated. Without sufficient funds to guarantee the maintenance contract for the 2017 season, our golf course will close permanently after September 30, 2016- terminating our working plans and new membership drives that can support the golf course for the future.
We must produce at least $250,000 by December 15, 2016 to ensure the 2017 golf season.
Your contributions will directly impact all the men and women veterans of our Home, and will be deeply appreciated.”