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Community Calendar 12.14

Looking for some local fun for the whole family? Check out these upcoming events! 

*SAVE THE DATES*

2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings

Monday, January 8

Monday, April 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, October 15

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Community Spotlight: Unity Health Care

Unity Health Care combines compassion with comprehensive health and human services to promote healthier families and stronger communities. With more than 20 traditional and nontraditional health centers, as well as a medical outreach mobile unit, they provide a wide variety of health care needs to District residents, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

Unity managed the health expo at the Safeway Feast of Sharing in November, and we are delighted to feature them in this month’s Community Spotlight. We spoke with Audrey White, Director of Corporate and Community Relations, about Unity’s work to keep DC residents healthy.

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This Month in RFK History

The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys enjoy a heated rivalry that stretches back to 1961. Sports Illustrated has called the rivalry “one of the greatest in sports,” and ESPN named it the best rivalry in the NFL. So when the Redskins played their last game against the Cowboys at RFK Stadium, they made sure to do their home turf proud!

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I Wonder… How’s Construction on the ESA Coming Along?

Construction is really ramping up on the Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA) on St. Elizabeths East Campus. And now you can follow the build through time-lapse photo coverage! 

Click here to watch the Arena rise in real-time though this live-stream.

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Oh, What a Year!

As we continue our push to activate the iconic 190-acre RFK-Stadium-Armory campus, we at Events DC are proud of all the accomplishments over the past year. From a variety of beautification projects to facility renovations to extended partnerships with and support of area community groups. We know that we couldn’t have the successes of these initiatives without all your support.

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EdFest: Kids Find Their School

On December 9, more than 1,500 kids and their parents visited the DC Armory to browse local schools at the My School DC EdFest 2017. Nearly 200 District of Columbia public and public charter schools were on hand to talk with families about their various educational opportunities for pre-kindergarten through high school.

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The Sankofa Project Title IX Conference and Classic presented by Events DC

Over 1,200 girls from 15 states and Canada will travel to the District for an eight-bracket, three-day tournament that introduces female students to rewarding career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).  The Sankofa Project National Title IX Conference and Classic presented by Events DC will be held at the DC Armory from December 27-30.

In 1972, Title IX legislation was passed that changed the face of sports. Before that time, only 7% of high school athletes and 15% of college athletes were female. Title IX demanded equal access to sports for both males and females. We are honored to help the Sankofa Project fulfill its objective of inspiring female athletes and STEAM scholars.

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Historic DC Armory to Host First Esports Tournament in DC

If you’ve never watched a professional esports competition, here is your chance to witness some of the best teams in the world go head-to-head in our own backyard!

Events DC is partnering with Moonduck Studios to host Captains Draft 4.0, the first-ever esports tournament in the historic DC Armory on January 4 - 7, 2018! To purchase tickets to the event, click here. This is a unique opportunity because this tournament is the only planned Dota 2 Minor tournament in the United States that is open to the public in 2018.  

Tickets won’t be sold for the first day – or “group stage” – of the tournament, but you can watch online through the MoonduckTV & DotaCinema broadcast channels. The DC Armory will then open to the public from January 5 - 7, with the Grand Finals on Sunday.

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12.14 Message From Max & Greg

We wish you warm holiday greetings! As we wrap up one year and prepare for the next, we at Events DC are filled with good cheer. We’re amazed at all the accomplishments so far, and we’re eager to see what’s to come. 

You can learn all about what’s in store at the upcoming RFK Redevelopment Update Meeting. Join us at St Luke’s Church on January 24 to hear news about the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus Redevelopment Project. We hope you share our enthusiasm as you see all the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus reinvigoration projects starting to take shape. 

At the same time, we know that many of you will be excited that the District is taking steps to become the capital of e-sports! Come to the DC Armory next month to watch professional players compete in this multiplayer video game tournament hosted by Events DC.

Help us ring in the New Year by letting everyone know that we are #RFKReady. You can promote the cause by signing the petition (remind your neighbors, too!) in support of the campus revitalization efforts. Let us know your new ideas – contact us through www.rfkcampus.com, Facebook , or Twitter.


A Message From Max and Greg 11.29

In the coming weeks, we will share updates about the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus Redevelopment Project. Mark your calendar for January 24th. Look out for more details in next month’s newsletter. 

The holiday season is almost here and there will be lots of ways to celebrate December in the city! We are excited to share what’s on the horizon in the neighborhoods around RFK. Celebrate the holiday season with your family and friends, and join us at some special events around our wonderful city.

Let us know what your favorite winter or holiday activity will be. Send us a note through this website, Facebook, or Twitter. Remember to encourage your family and friends to sign the petition in support of the Campus revitalization efforts. Let’s finish 2017 by showing everyone that we’re #RFKReady.