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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

The Washington Nationals 2011 Dream Gala

The Washington Nationals 2011 Dream Gala

On Saturday, June 18th we joined Outfielder Roger Bernadina, Shortstop Ian Desmond and many more at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor.

650 fans attended the Hollywood-themed Dream Gala.  They had the unique opportunity to mingle with Nationals players and coaches while enjoying a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and dinner program. 

The Dream Gala has raised more than $two million for its three cornerstone programs: Youth Baseball Academy, Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National, and neighborhood initiatives to improve SE and SW DC. 

Redskins Practice Facility Coming to Prince George's County?

 Redskins Practice Facility Coming to Prince George's County?

 

This information was sent to us by Prince George's County Officials:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County government has requested a feasibility study for a potential headquarters and training facility for the Washington Redskins on a parcel of land adjacent to Bowie State University in Bowie, MD

The proposed site is land currently owned by the County located off of MD Rt. 197 and Lemons Bridge Road. This location is near the existing Bowie State MARC station, approximately 10 miles away from FedEx Field.  In the original agreement that brought the Washington Redskins and FedEx Field to Prince George’s County, a provision was included to give the County the right of first refusal should the franchise decide to relocate its headquarters from its current location in Ashburn, VA.

Public Schools Initiate High School Athletics Fee

 Public Schools Initiate High School Athletics Fee

This information comes to us from Prince George's County Public Schools:

Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) has initiated a new annual athletics activity fee for students who are selected as members of an Interscholastic Athletic Team, in response to substantial revenue cuts for the 2011-2012 school year. The one-time fee of $50 will be collected prior to the beginning of each sports season, and will cover the student's participation in high school athletics for the entire year–even if they transfer to another PGCPS school or are selected to participate on multiple athletic teams.

PGA Nationwide Tour comes to Prince George's County

It's the perfect weather for the Fifth Annual Melwood Prince George’s County Open, featuring top professional golf stars competing on the Nationwide Tour at the University of Maryland’s golf course. The tournament runs from May 30th to June 5th.

A few local golfers are in the tournament including: 28-year-old, Naval Academy graduate and Annapolis resident, Billy Hurley. Prior to serving on a Navy destroyer in the Persian Gulf last year, he won seven college titles and in 2004 was the sixth-ranked amateur in the world.

Owned and operated by the PGA Tour, the Nationwide Tour identifies players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. More than two out of three PGA Tour members are Nationwide Tour alumni. Through the efforts of the three tours, sponsors, players, and volunteers, the PGA supports over 2,000 local charities and has surpassed $ 1.6 million in charitable giving.

By the Skins of Their Teeth

By the Skins of Their Teeth

Optimism is defined as taking a favorable view of events and expecting the most favorable outcome. The Redskins past three seasons can clearly be viewed as optimistic without the results panning out on the playing field. After the highly coveted off season acquisitions of Albert Haynesworth and soon thereafter Donovan Mcnabb, the overpaid and underperforming Washington Redskins roster turned in a measly 6-10 record, good for last place in the NFC East.

Barring a lengthy lockout the Washington Redskins will go into the 2011-2012 football season with a team that is again experiencing a complete facelift, and after viewing this year NFL Draft,  focusing on bringing in a lot of hardworking, high-character guys. This is clearly the best option for them after putting up with off-the-field head cases, such as Champ Bailey and Albert Haynesworth,  especially since these guys have not translated to any success in the playoffs over the past decade.